Reflections on the text: Ezekiel 37:1-14 - "Boneyard Lives"
Read the text here: Ezekiel 37:1-14 - The Valley of Dry Bones Boneyard Lives Whenever I hear this vision of the valley of the dry bones from Ezekiel I think of the scene from “The Lion King” where little Simba and Nala are tricked into wandering into the elephant graveyard. It sounds like such a cool place, until they actually get there and then they realize that there is more to that place than just a bunch of old bones. There is danger and they are in risk of loosing their lives in this place! There is a sense of danger that pervades this well-known text as well. But it is a different kind of danger. Simba and Nala faced physical danger in their valley of dry bones, but Ezekiel’s valley holds a different kind of danger: the danger of giving up; the danger of despondency; the danger of accommodation; the danger of hopelessness. Let me set the scene. Ezekiel is perhaps one of the most difficult prophets to read and understand in the entire Old Testament. He certa