A guest devotion by Donna Schlachter
Ezekiel 37:1-3 NLT ~ The LORD took hold of me, and I was carried away by the Spirit of the LORD to a valley filled with bones. He led me around among the old, dry bones that covered the valley floor. They were scattered everywhere across the ground. Then he asked me, “Son of man, can these bones become living people again?“
“O Sovereign LORD,” I replied, “You alone know the answer to that.“
We’ve all been through the valley of dry bones. We’ve seen dreams that were never realized, loved ones who just don’t get it, jobs that fell through, things we hoped and prayed for that never came together.
Ezekiel saw those things, too… People who refused to listen to him as he preached God’s word. A nation that turned its back on God. Enemies of God who seemed to be flourishing.
It was probably just as confusing for him as it is for us. We pray, we meditate, maybe we even fast—we do all the things we believe God has told us to do, and still nothing. And yet, in the midst of all of this, God is still in control. In the midst of seeming death and destruction is where God is able to prove Himself strong.
About A Pink Lady Thanksgiving
Kate and Tom McBride, along with their newborn, John Thomas, settle into life in Oregon City, Oregon in November 1879. And while Kate enjoys being a wife, mother, and homemaker, she still remembers her fanciful dreams of last year: become a detective to solve mysteries. Her first case is to find the missing fiancée of a local banker. Tom, however, isn’t sure this is a good idea, particularly not when somebody throws a fiery bomb through the window of their home, burning it to the ground. They learn that their pasts may not be as far behind them as they’d hoped, but when their son is kidnaped, they just join forces to reveal who is trying to stop them—from finding the missing woman, and from starting their new life together.
Donna writes historical suspense under her own name, and contemporary suspense under her alter ego of Leeann Betts, and has been published more than 30 times in novellas, full-length novels, and non-fiction books. She is a member of ACFW, Writers on the Rock, SinC, Pikes Peak Writers, and CAN; facilitates a critique group; teaches writing classes; ghostwrites; edits; and judges in writing contests.
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