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Ezekiel 37:4 O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
The church sometimes feels like a collection of dry bones, cherishing its brittle, lifeless relics from a bygone day while being tossed aside by a new generation. But at the Lord God’s command, dry bones can live again. The new will incorporate the old, but it will not be identical to the old. It will surpass the old. It will astonish.
God moves ever forward, never backward. The Day of Pentecost celebrates the power of God’s Spirit (or breath—in the Bible, one word means spirit, breath, and wind) to revive and astound broken, defeated people. It is not something we do or expect—we cannot even imagine it. It comes upon us from outside. It is the work of God alone.