Imagine the time when the difficult task of repairing the burnt and broken down walls of Jerusalem, began under the leadership of Nehemiah. It was a great and difficult task. All the Jews had to join together and work hard for the rebuilding of the walls. The Jews were not considered as a strong and mighty at that time. In fact they had many enemies who opposed the building of the wall. In our time also we have the great task of seeing the broken state of churches. We have failed in many areas and we needs to start rebuilding.
The enemies of the gospel have insulted us, consider us as feeble and mock the work we have started. It is at this time that discouragement can set in. We could be discouraged by seeing the enormity of the task ahead of us. If we don’t do it there is none else to do it. Judah at the time of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem started to look at their own strength and much rubbish that was before them. We also do the same; we make statements like we don’t have funds or time. It is too hard for us. We leave for someone else to do it. We get discouraged in rebuilding our spiritual lives.
When we know that our enemy is strong and will hinder us from rebuilding, we must seek help. Our help comes from the Lord who made the heaven and the Earth. The arm of flesh will fail. We talk to our Lord in prayer and request help and strength, to carry on our part in repairing the breeches in the church and our spiritual lives. Who are the beneficiaries of this great task of rebuilding? It is our families and our fellow brethren who will be greatly encouraged and benefit. In fact the future generations will benefit by our rebuilding now. Therefore, let us not be discouraged but be encouraged to rise up and continue the work for the glory of our God. AMEN DJ