This second Sunday of Advent Melissa preached from Ezekiel 37:1-14, the story of the valley of dry bones. She tells the story of Lila and of Mansour Omari, artfully weaving all three stories together.
Perhaps the Bible is written in our blood. Our life scraped out onto these scraps of a story. Our deepest fears. Our violence. Our desires for vengeance. Our helplessness. Our need. Our world of exile and war. And hope…and hope…and hope…. Always coming back to life. Bone to bone, covered with our flesh; mine and yours. A body called alive.