Whenever I hear this verse in Ezekiel, I’m reminded of the movie The Case for Christ, which is based upon the book of the same name, by Lee Strobel.
After their young daughter had a scary brush with death, his wife Leslie converted to Christianity. Her conversion began Lee’s search for the truth about Jesus. He searched for irrefutable evidence of the Savior’s life, of witness accounts of the time, of the crucifixion and resurrection. As an atheist(but more importantly an incredible investigative journalist), he wanted to prove her wrong.
During this investigative process, Leslie prayed this verse in Ezekiel many, many times. She asked God to remove Lee’s heart of stone and replace it with a heart of flesh.
No matter how difficult it got, she kept praying for a change of heart for Lee. Through his research, the prayers of his wife, and the conviction of the Holy Spirit- Lee’s heart finally turned into a heart of flesh. He became a Christian. His message of the historical evidence for Jesus has spread worldwide- he is a New York Times Bestselling author, selling over 5 million copies of The Case for Christ.
With God, anything is possible. With the divine help of God and Jesus Christ, any heart of stone can be turned into a heart of flesh. May we consistently pray for all who are in need- having faith that one day, our prayers will be answered.
Wishing you a beautiful day!