Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25

There is no life in this wilderness

Brittle bones bruise and break so easily

Breath has ceased to ignite life

Today seems as desolate as yesterday

Tomorrow is a wasteland of hope.

Sin overtook where love once dwelled

Dried up the spirit where now depression reigns

Death is now the only thing it seems

That can make this lifeless body rest.

But the spirit cries out instead…



Reveal yourself to me in this desolate place

Breathe life into these dry, thirsty aching bones

YOU ARE the Resurrection and the Life

In this silence, this desert, my body groans

OH LORD, be my hiding place where I can pray

Acknowledge the sins where the deadness lays

Wash me LORD, cleanse these cracked clay feet

Redemption lies only at the foot of YOUR cross

I bow down to You, my LORD, make me new

Dry, dead bones, you have softened and fashioned

Now LORD, with outstretched arms, tear-flooded eyes

Please, hear my cry

Be my Resurrection and my life!

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©22 March 2015, All Rights Reserved

This poem is a combination of Ezekiel 37, a chapter on God bringing dead, dry bones back to life, then to Psalm 32 a Psalm of forgiveness which speaks of how David’s bones groaned from hiding sin in his life and then turning to God for forgiveness. We then turn to Psalm 51 where David laments his sin and returns to God pleading for Him to forgive David his trespasses and to wash his heart whiter than snow. And finally, finding our hearts resurrected through the cross of Christ because He is our Resurrection and our Life. No one comes to the Father but through Him. 
Are you feeling dead and dry today? Are you needing God’s resurrection and life? There is power in His blood. Turn now and and find forgiveness from Him and know the fullness of being alive in Him!
I hope you will join with me in reading these chapters and letting me know in the comments below how God uses them in your heart and life this week. 
From my heart to yours,

© Heart Thoughts, Marcie Bridges, 2015
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