“The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD,
and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones.”
(Ezekiel 31:1; BSB)
Louis Pasteur was famous for many medical inventions, including pasteurization. One medical invention in particular meant the most to him. Polio was ravaging the nation, and Pasteur was working on a vaccine. Many had given up hope for a cure, but Pasteur continued experimenting. Just when he was going to try it on himself, a 9-year-old boy, Joseph Meister, was brought to him with the dreaded disease. Pasteur gave the vaccine to the young boy, and amazingly, it worked. The lad was cured and lived. Pasteur went on to accomplish many other medical discoveries and patents before he died September 28, 1895. Of all the major accomplishments Pasteur could have placed on his tombstone when he died, he only wanted these 3 words: Joseph Meister Lived. May it be said of us that, when all looked hopeless, a remnant never gave up on our nation, and may the epitaph for our generation read: The Dry Bones Lived.
Points for Prayer:
Pray for “the dry bones,” i.e., those who feel hopeless and lifeless to be awakened and revived.
Ask the Lord to reveal Himself to the multitudes who are in the valley of decision.
Pray that medical science would seek the Lord for the vaccine that could not only eradicate COVID-19, but also give glory to God.
Pray for winds of awakening to breathe upon our nation.
By William Ford, III
Founder, Will Ford Ministries and Hilkiah Ministries
[Excerpt from “History Makers” by Dutch Sheets and Will Ford.]