Midweek Message

Update, May 12 (Easter Season)

Jim Hopkins

May 11, 2021


On Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings we are reading, in consecutive order, a passage from each book of the diverse library that is the Bible. This week we are reading from the priest/prophet Exekiel focusing on chapter 37, the vision of valley of dry bones.

Ezekiel is a true visionary, the embodiment of the Proverb, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Writing to the people of Jerusalem following the destruction of Solomon’s temple by the Babylonians he shares several visions intended to encourage and inspire them, to promise them that though it seemed God had abandoned them, beyond their sight God was, in fact, working to redeem them.

Ezekiel’s visions can, at once, be fascinating, confusing, mysterious, enthralling and inspiring. They are testimony to the importance of dreams and visions, particulary visions of what might be, to the well being of faith communites and human societies.

In these days of global pandemic we need visions of equity, justice, health and hope to inspire us. Specifically, as I read the news about lagging rates of COVID-19 vaccinations, we need a vision of the benefits of herd immunity to inspire us, and those we love, we get vaccinated.


Jim H.

This morning on LABC Zoom – Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study (reading Ezekiel 37) 10:30

Tonight at 7:30 – LABC Reopening Task Force