Last week we looked at the beginning of Nehemiah chapter 3.
When Nehemiah started to rebuild the walls and gates, he looks around and sees their condition was one of shambles. The walls and gates were totally destroyed and to look at rebuilding them seemed to be an impossible task.
Nehemiah realized the difficulty of rebuilding (he didn’t look at this thru rose colored glasses) but he also knew that if God were with him and the people joined in, that seemingly impossible task COULD be accomplished.
I equated the shambles of the walls and gates to the shambles of 2020. Looking at the condition of the country and more specifically, the church, it also appears to be in shambles.
Nationwide, churches have permanently closed, closed for a period of time, limited their services, went strictly on line or held in them in the parking lot.
It seems that it might be impossible to get back to normal, but like Nehemiah, if God is with us and we all join in, we can regroup and rebuild better than before.
Nehemiah enlisted most of the folks living there and chapter 3 tells of all the people and groups that helped in rebuilding.
And he sets out to get the job done.