Monday, March 24, 2014


Nehemiah, the cup-bearer to the Persian King, finds out that even though his people have been back in Judah for nearly one hundred years, they still have not rebuilt the city walls.  He decided to go rebuild the city wall, and gets permission from the king.

He gets the whole wall re-built in less than 100 years, despite the fact that the harassment from the pagan tribes is so bad that the builders all have to work with their swords strapped on.  The success of the project is due largely to the attitude of constant prayer that Nehemiah displays.

With prayer and with sword,
The wall of Jerusalem
rises once again.

In 52 days, they did what nobody thought was possible for over 100 years.  
And because of it, their enemies "perceived that this work was wrought by our God" (Nehemiah 6:16)

Do we constantly pray for what would otherwise be impossible?
Do we remember that our God is a God of the impossible, and uses all things for his glory?
What is impossible, or just difficult, in your life today?

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