Title: Building walls; building lives
Tags: Nehemiah, walls, Jerusalem, lives
Blog Entry: One of the reasons I voted for Mr. Trump is that I was thinking that he would be an American Nehemiah and push to build up the wall on our southern border.  He has made efforts in that direction but just as Nehemiah, Mr. Trump has ran into obstacles as well as the less than honorable opposition.  Anytime one wishes to do things that are good they will encounter forces that stand in the way.  The Book of Nehemiah teaches this well. Just as Nehemiah wanted to build up or rebuild walls at Jerusalem, we should be rebuilding our lives and helping others to rebuild their lives.  So many around us need good words and encouragment.  We should not neglect these folks and it starts in the families and then goes out to a larger circle of friends. Help one another with their problems or burdens. Galatians 6:2 says, "Share each other's burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ." And Nehemiah continued, "Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!" Neh. 8:10 pastor Zomok