We may not know what God wants us to do.
Something to think about
The prophet’s answer to the question 'Can these bones live?' did not express any kind of pious hope nor an outright denial. Instead, in admitting the power of God alone over matters of life and death, he is unwittingly making himself available for the next stage in the drama, as God says to him in no uncertain terms, 'you do it'.
The actions that the prophet is to announce will follow in the same order and he seems to be little more than a go-between, relaying God’s intentions. So why was the prophet needed at all? While the answer to that does not become fully clear until the parable is interpreted, the prophet’s willingness to be involved is surely being tested.
There are some big questions to which we might well feel that the only answer lies with God and a wisdom that it is not given to us to understand. But there’s always the possibility that God will respond to our confession of impotence and ignorance with a similar instruction. Can poverty be ended? Will God answer: 'Only I know that'? Or the answer might just possibly be, 'You do it and I’ll show you how'.