Scriptures: Ezekiel 37:1-14
It ain't over until God says it's over! The vision in today's text is a cemetery- a place of dry bones. The symbolism is a of people whose hope has died and has been dead for a long time. This is a situation where there is no future, just bones, no body, just bones, no signs of life: just bones. The Lord asked Ezekiel a question: "Can these dry bones live?" Ezekiel saw no human solution to this situations: all he saw was hopelessness. He responded: "Lord you know."
There are situations in this life where only God knows the final outcome. Ezekiel had to go down to the cemetery and tell the dry bones that God was not finished with them yet! The transformation and restoration all started by hearing the Word of God. The Word was the beginning of the process that would bring them back to life. God's Word has power: speak the Word! Prophesy the Word! Declare the Word!
Dry bones have ears. It take the Word of God to revive what seems dead. Mountains have ears: for the Word says they can be moved! God only required Ezekiel to do one thing: speak to the dry bones. Speak His Word directly at a hopeless situation.
As soon as Ezekiel prophesied: the bones began to sort things out. When most people think it's over God asks: "Did I say it was over?" A marriage can come back together. A family can come back together. A church can come back together. A business can come back together. A dream can come back together. Hope can come back together. Why? Because it ain't over until God's says its over!
God alone has the final say: keep praying, keep giving, keep fighting, keep loving, keep believing, keep progressing, keep trying and keep trusting God. It ain't over.