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Brick by Brick :: Bad News

The beginning of the book of Nehemiah starts with a dark scene. Aaron elaborates on the rich history leading up to this point. There is a picture in these first few chapters of a heart breaking for God’s people. We are challenged to consider what breaks our hearts.

Nehemiah was a powerful figure in Israel’s history.  Nehemiah led the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls after generations of His people living in Exile.  God used Nehemiah as a catalyst in rebuilding a broken city and restoring a broken people.  In leading the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls God used Nehemiah to redirect the trajectory of a whole people nationally and spiritually.  From an engineering perspective, a political perspective or even a human resources perspective, what Nehemiah managed to do was nothing short of amazing.

And yet like anything else, that wall went up brick by brick, step by step.  That is often how restoration comes – more than a moment, rather a process driven by prayer, faith, community and obedience.  Join us as we consider how God is inviting you and I to engage in leading others out of brokenness and into restoration.