Nehemiah 2:11-4:23

Jan 17, 2024    Pastor Steve Feden

"What Does it Take to Rebuild?" - Nehemiah 2:11-4:23

So continuing in Nehemiah, we ask ourselves, "What does it take to rebuild?" As I ponder that myself, I feel that sinking feeling I felt after we had a barn fire that left our barn in a pile of ashes.

To stand and look and see the charred remains and imagine the road ahead to rebuild....wooo...that's heavy! At the same time you realize that what you had was important, even essential, and you have to overcome being overwhelmed to get started.

That is the next part of our history of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah arrives on site and we watch the progress as well as the problems. didn't think it would be problem free did you?

But pastor, we are not masons and we don't have to build a stone wall, so what does this have to do with us? It turns out that the "rebuild experience" is somewhat transferrable to any project. And I know that every one of us has had to rebuild a life, maybe a family, with a new foundation in the word of God. Paul would say that "the old things have passed away, behold all things are new" [2 Cor 5].

So, what does it take to rebuild a broken wall.....or life...or family? Well...