Cambodia is known for the "killing fields" and the horrendeous sufferings and genocide during the 20th century. However, the Spirit appears to be blowing upon this land-gently, moderately, effectually-and creating life where the stench of death has been deeply embedded. If so, it is not the first time that the Spirit has blown upon dead bones and raised them to life. Consider the expereince of Ezekiel:
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones. He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, You know.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.’ Thus says the Lord God to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the Lord.’” So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”’” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. (Ezekiel 37:1-10).
Today, I heard about God's blessings upon this land as I sat with the men HeartCry is supporting. I was encouraged by their zeal to reach the Khmer population and minority people groups in Cambodia and the surrounding nations, but also of their wisdom in planting churches that are healthy with biblical foundations.