Listen to today’s devo!

So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. (Ezek. 37:7)

Expanded Passage: Ezekiel 37:7-9

Can you hear it? We live in a world filled with noise. Our days are consumed with the sounds of opinion, of hurry, and of a weary world. One does not have to listen long to be quickly overwhelmed by the reality of our world and its desperation for the sound of hope. Hope can become hard to hear.

When the prophet Ezekiel obeyed what the Lord had commanded of him, he began to hear sounds of hope within his own weary world. These came in the form of rattling and dead bodies coming together to be made new. These sounds of rattling bones being made new are desperately needed sounds of hope, both then and now.

As we go about our day in this noise-filled world, we must remember that as Christians we have the opportunity to be vessels of God in bringing the sound of his hope to the world around us. We have the honor of being used by God to rattle the negativity filling our world by replacing the sounds of opinion, hurry, and weariness with the hope of the Lord that is grace, peace, and rest. In the minutes, days, and years to come, when hope seems hard to hear, may we be obedient to the Lord’s prompting of rattling this noisy world with his sound of hope.

May we bring the sound of his hope to our weary world.

Laura Walls is a wife, a new mom, and an assistant pastor at Waterline Church. She enjoys laughing with friends, sitting around a campfire, and shopping at the local craft store.

© 2023 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.