August 19, 2022

My reflection is from Living Faith:
Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!… See! I will bring spirit into you, that you may come to life. Ezekiel 37:4–5
“A while ago, my prayer life seemed dry and empty. I felt bored and listless in prayer, out of touch with the grandeur of God. I decided to start taking pictures on my phone. I told myself that they didn’t have to be impressive or important. They just had to capture one moment of beauty each day. When I made a point to look, I started to see grace and beauty everywhere – that, of course, it had been so all along. I also noticed that most of my pictures were of the sky: the morning star above the horizon, black branches against the setting sun, moonlight streaming down on the treetops. Look up, God seemed to be saying. As I heeded this call, he brought the Spirit into the dry bones of my prayer life, reignited my awe of him and made me newly grateful for the world he made.
Awesome God, when I am dry and empty, bring your Spirit into me!”
Karla Manternach
Thank you God for renewing my spirit!