The Bible says:
“And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers’ sepulchres, that I may build it.”
Nehemiah 2:5 KJV
If You are a student of the Bible you will be familiar with that text. As Nehemiah stood in his daily activity before the king he was of a sad countenance.
When asked why he confessed that it was from a broken heart . His Homeland lay desolate and the walls of the city he once called home were in Shambles… It brought tears
To his eyes.
An amazing event where the King
Commissioned him to take a crew and rebuild the city of Jerusalem as well as the walls about it.
The text speaks of undying love for his homeland.
That’s as close to Patriotic as I need to get to stir my soul.!
That seems to be a bygone trait today Politically incorrect! You might have heard.
But ol Nehemiah still had feelings for his memorable abode and longed to see it in its glory again.
I worked hard this week on a Honeydo list we have had some fun with this week.
It has me all tuckered out.
But like Nehemiah I’m thankful for what the Lord has blessed me with.
It’s precious to me and my little wife Glenda.
It’s not a castle, but it will do till we get Home!
Our home is yonder on the Hills of glory!
As I sit here letting my achey bones and joints recover from that attempted murder ( heehee) I gaze upon it all and wonder how ol Nehemiah felt as he climbed upon those walls to rebuild and restore his homeland.
He had his opposition… You know the Devil doesn’t want you to build anything. He wants to tear it all down.
And as I look at my old hammer and the tape measure and the paintbrushes and all…
I fought weary and tired say…
Thank You Lord For Your blessings on Me!
There’s a roof up above me….and it’s called home…
At least till I get Home!
With thankful heart I bid you all a