Nehemiah

Porous Borders and Asylum Matters

“Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants,... read more

Manna 6 ~ Mourning and Fasting

Nehemiah 1:4 For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed (Part I) We are looking at how Nehemiah responds to the bad news he hears concerning the fate of his fellow countrymen back in Jerusalem. Much had been done to restore the city following the return of the... read more

Manna 5 ~ Sit, Walk, Kneel, Weep

Nehemiah 1:4a When I heard these things I sat down In the days before phones and email, it took a long time for the news about what was happening back in Jerusalem to reach Nehemiah. When it came it is no surprise that he needed to sit down – it shook him deeply.... read more

Manna for the soul ~ 4

Sharing with people in distress Hanani, one of my brothers, came to visit me with some other men who had just arrived from Judah. I asked them about the Jews who had returned there from captivity and about how things were going in Jerusalem. They said to me, “Things... read more

Manna for the Soul ~ 3 Asking the right questions

Asking the right questions (Neh. 1:2) Hanani, one of my brothers, came to visit me with some other men who had just arrived from Judah. I asked them about the Jews who had returned there from captivity and about how things were going in Jerusalem. They said to me,... read more