Ezekiel: 4-5 “Then Adonai said to me: ‘Prophesize over these bones, and say to them: O you dry bones, hear the word of the Lord: Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. . . .’”
Ezekiel’s inspiration continues: There was a noise and the bones came together, bone by bone. But there was no breath in them. Then God said prophesize to the breath and say come you four winds and breath into these slain that they may live. Then God said these bones are the whole house of Israel, prophesize to them saying I will open your graves and bring you to the land of Israel. I will put my spirit in you and you will live.
Resting our attention on the breath as it fills and as it empties, we become aware of the tenuousness and the miraculousness of life itself, and the way that breath enlivens our otherwise dry and unmoving bones.
On this Pesach, may we realize and appreciate moment by moment the miracle of breath and spring and share these blessings with all of the house of Israel and all humanity.