Ezekiel was sent to bring the word of God to a people who, like many of us, were sad for the great and real loss they had suffered. In their sadness God sent them Ezekiel with his talk of sin and judgment. Not because He wanted to deepen the exiles’ depression but he wantsed to give them hope. A rich hope of restoration of relationship, of resurrection life, of a renewed creation, a hope God Himself will bring to fulfillment.
Ezekiel prompts us to consider our sin so that we can turn away from it and find the extraordinary comfort in loss God gives His repentant people.