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Dry Bones 干からびた骨

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It was around Easter, April this year. I heard on YouTube a reflection by a woman minister named Lynn about Dry Bones. It struck me with somehow a shock, and ever since, I have been thinking about it.

The story of Dry Bones is in the Bible. It talks about how God brings back to life the dry bones that are left on the ground. Bones are 💀🦴core of our body. The bones in this story had been left to dry for many many years and forgotten by the world. Suppose they were my bones, and if they were resurrected, they are “me.”

That means, When I suddenly open my eyes, the world is completely different. My beloved family is gone, my house is gone, no friends, no dogs I love, nothing…. just nothing…. I am totally alone. Then, what would I do? Could I still live? Rev. Lynn asked. “Does your core have that strength and wisdom to survive and build up your life again?”

What a terrifying thought!

I was indeed horrified. What would my life be like, if people around me are all strangers, nobody loves me, no house, no money, no nothing. What a lonely scary life it would be…. Do I have the strength and wisdom to live through that?

Hard to think I can…..

So….what does it mean to strengthen my core?…..what can I do to attain such wisdom? I’ve been thinking about that for nearly 2 months now. I have no answer yet.

イースターの頃だったかな。YouTubeでリンという女性の牧師さんが干からびた骨のお話をされたの。ちょっとショッキングでそれ以来何かにつけて思い出す。内容はあまり詳しくは覚えてないんだけど、ある日神様が土中にある干からびてしまった骨をよみがえらせるというお話。旧約聖書のエゼキエル書に書いてあるお話なのね。骨というのは💀🦴人間の最も単純な核ともいうべきもの。干からびてその核だけが残った私がある日よみがえったとしたら…

ということは、ある日突然、目が覚めたら、浦島太郎のように、全てが変わってしまっている。愛する家族もいない、家もない、友達もいない、可愛い犬たちもいない、なにもないところからたった一人で再出発しなければならないとしたら…

あなたは生きていける?リン牧師はそう問いかけたの。あなたの核はそれでも生きていけるだけの強さと知恵を持っている?

なんだかその問いかけを聞いてぞーっとした。

もし私のまわりが知らない人ばかりで、誰も私を愛してくれなくて、お金も家もなかったら、どんな生活になるんだろう…どんなに寂しい生活になるんだろう… 私にそんな強さと知恵があるんだろうか?

ないよなぁ〜。

じゃあどうすればばいいのかなぁ。考えはじめてもう2ヶ月近くになるけどまだわからない。

Author: Haruyo Abramson

I'm a musician, mom, and grandma, living in BC, Canada with my husband and three dogs.

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