My heart and I believe your hearts are in turmoil over the state of affairs here in the United States. I believe we all can better identify with Nehemiah as he is overwhelmed with grief as he gets word what is happening in his country of Israel.
As you recall Nehemiah is in captivity in Persia as the cupbearer to the king. One day some people come from Jerusalem and Nehemiah as about the condition of Israel and the people who had just returned home from captivity.
Verse 3 was their response:
After hearing the report we see the impact it had on Nehemiah in verse 4.
For several days he wept and mourned. Does this capture how you have been feeling? Something has to be done. We have to go beyond pointing fingers and complaining. Nehemiah decided to pray and fast. Perhaps that is what we should consider doing?
On Sunday Ps Tom’s wife Lisa announced that next Saturday, June 27 our church will be hosting a time of prayer for our community and our nation. You are welcomed to join us. If not I am going to set a day aside next week to fast and pray. I am unsure of which day but I’ll let you know if you are interested.
More than ever the verse below should be applied more than just quoted.
Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.