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