New Life From a Dead Tree
Today I found fresh revelation from God. It was tucked away in an Old Testament book with seemingly never ending chapters and dry reading.
In the book of Ezekiel, God’s people were forced to leave their home and were exiled into Babylon because their sin toward God was so great. But God told them through Ezekiel He would restore their prosperity. He would lift them up from their lowly and humiliating state.
God gave His people a message of restoration.
53 “But someday I will restore the fortunes of Sodom and Samaria, and I will restore you, too.
Then He used this comparison to help them better understand.
22 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will take a branch from the top of a tall cedar, and I will plant it on the top of Israel’s highest mountain. 23 It will become a majestic cedar, sending forth its branches and producing seed. Birds of every sort will nest in it, finding shelter in the shade of its branches. 24 And all the trees will know that it is I, the Lord, who cuts the tall tree down and makes the short tree grow tall. It is I who makes the green tree wither and gives the dead tree new life. I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do what I said!”