“We lift up our eyes, lift up our eyes. You’re the Giver of Life.”
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” – Colossians 1:15-17
He speaks and things come into existence. He alone gives life. He alone sustains. In HIm all things are held together.
He gives life; physical, spiritual… eternal. He speaks life to the things which were not; life to dry bones.
“Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.’ Thus says the Lord God to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the Lord.’” – Ezekiel 37
It seems like life is full of dry bones; there are things we’re trusting Jesus for, things we know should be different, words left unfulfilled, promises yet to come, things that should be full of life, but are laden with barrenness.
He speaks and there is life. One word from Him and everything changes.
I love that His heart is always for our good. He is always loving, always wise, always faithful, and He longs to bring life where there has been death; physical, spiritual, relational… life and life in abundance.
There may be situations that seem impossible. Our lives may seem to be piled up with dry bones, and sometimes that’s all we can see, but God calls us to look beyond what we can see and call forth the things that are not; to declare life. There may be things that have been, in some senses, dead for years, but there is nothing that He cannot do. There is nothing beyond His reach, because He is before all things, in all things, and in Him all things are held together. He will speak. He will come. He will bring life where there has been death, because that’s what He does. He sustains. He restores. He brings life — in abundance. Why? Because He is love. And love gives life.
So, we lift up our eyes. We fix our eyes on You, because you alone can rescue. You alone can save. You alone restore, redeem, and revive. You alone will breathe life on the dry bones.
You alone are always The Giver of Life.