God commands Ezekiel to experience for himself, the effects of the sins of God’s people. They have turned away from the Lord and gone after other gods. The power of Ezekiel’s prophesies come from his experience of how much God is so deeply upset by the way that his own people behave.
When you are resting, do what Ezekiel did. Turn to one side and pray for the world. Imagine being a child turned to his or her side in hunger; be aware of all the grave injustices there are in the distribution of food across the world. Then turn on your other side; what does God bring to your mind and heart for you to pray for? The body in special postures can be prayer.
Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.
This year in the Easter Season we read selections from Ezekiel 1—16.
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