Last week we launched a new series called “Builders”. We’re building lives, we’re building families, we’re building hope, we’re building faith, we’re building the spiritual climate of our City and we’re building generations.
Nehemiah was the man that brought security, hope and a future back to the city of Jerusalem through the re-establishment of the broken and burned city walls. The walls of Jerusalem are a picture of the way the walls of any life, of any local church, of any community, or of any nation can be rebuilt into strength and power and purpose again.
We don’t have to look very far to find broken lives, families, communities and cities. Sometimes the challenges can feel insurmountable and the solutions may feel overwhelming or we can feel like ‘someone should do something’ or ‘why don’t they fix it’?
Nehemiah probably couldn’t understand why people had allowed Jerusalem to remain in such a place of brokenness. But he now saw how he could contribute to the future. He decided it wasn’t going to remain the same on his watch. He was able to see himself beyond his current occupation, position and place. With a background in hospitality, he was able to see himself as a builder.
We all need to see ourselves as builders and take responsibility for our watch.
See you on site…I mean in Church 🙂