Advent Devotional: Tuesday, December 18

Martha Robertson

Third Week of Advent:  Joy
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Previous Devotionals

Nehemiah 8:10b… "The joy of the Lord is your strength.”

In the book of Nehemiah, God’s people had returned from exile to a Jerusalem in ruins.  But God put it in Nehemiah’s heart to rebuild the wall of the city.  And he did.  With everyone’s help - perfumers, masons, priests, goldsmiths, nobles, peasants, singers, fathers and sons, fathers and daughters - the wall was rebuilt, and so was their community.  After only 52 days of hard work, the wall was finished.  Their first act?  To hear the word of the Lord!