Hint: If God ever asks you the question, "Can these bones live?" the correct answer is a
resounding, "Yes!" Ezekiel answered that question in good King James English, "Thou
knowest, Lord!" Some might even think he was saying that only God knows for sure, but
we can argue that Ezekiel was answering in the affirmative: "Yes, Lord, you know these
bones can live!" Ezekiel, living in the midst of tragic times, knew that God is the God of
possibilities! God is the God of optimism and confidence and hope! Even in the face of
unbelievable obstacles, God assures the unlikely.
The word epiphany is from the Greek and refers to the experience of a sudden and amazing realization. Usually it’s applied to a scientific or philosophical/religious breakthrough, but it can apply in any situation in which a brilliant insight gives a person a different perspective on life or a problem s/he has been considering. For example, Archimedes’ famous shriek of “Eureka!” came as he was in the baths, contemplating yet again the difficulty of determining if a given mass would float.
Ron Love Mark Ellingsen Bob Ove Bonnie Bates Bill Thomas Frank Ramirez
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Imagine a worship service, a sharing of scripture and interpretation, that went on from dawn until midday. How would you respond? In many of our mainline churches a worship service that last more than an hour risks negative comments to the pastor. “Worship was too long.” “I have other things to do today.” “Can’t you try to keep worship to an hour?”
Some time ago there was a series of programmes on BBC 2 on the recent history of the Catholic Church. The series was called "Absolute Truth", and one programme looked at Catholicism in the developing parts of the world. It studied the work of liberation theologians in Latin America, particularly Leonardo Boff and Oscar Romero.