“There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms.” Ezekiel 37:22
We let the kids pick a story out of their Gospel Project Bible every morning to read during breakfast. One of the boys picked the account of the Lord bringing dry bones back to life. It is phenomenal! In that same chapter is an assignment the Lord gave to Ezekiel about writing the name of the two kingdoms on sticks and then making them become one nation. If He did it then, will He do it again for America?
I had a picture of two sticks, one inscribed with Republican and the other Democrat. Only the Lord can bring these two “kingdoms” back into one nation. Can you even imagine what that would be like? What would the nightly news sound like? I am going to pray.
Lord, our nation needs you to bring us back to one. We have made such a mess and it is impossible to bring unity without You. Each party, which neither give us much cause to celebrate, has strong convictions. Both have ideas that line up with your Word, both have some that do not. Bring us back to the cross. Bring us back to your feet, let us see the nails driven deep to pay the price of our sin. May it daily remind us of the deep wedge our sin is causing in this country. You died for the sin our nation has committed and continues to commit against You. May we accept your death on our behalf and raise us up out of these grave circumstances we have chosen. As You did in the days of Ezekiel, do it again today. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.