6/1/14. Week 18 of EPIC: Following the Hero of God’s Story. // We continue the EPIC Story of God with a couple ancient heroes who had no scandal or major failures. Actually, they were all about rebuilding lives, entering into the brokenness of others, caused by others, and identifying with the people of God in order for all to be healed.
Nehemiah led exiles back from captivity on a noble project: the physical rebuilding of the wall to secure Jerusalem as a great city once again.
Ezra led the spiritual rebuilding, focusing on putting the Word of God (Scripture) back at the center of the thoughts and feelings of the people.
Notice how they were willing to absorb the costs and pain of helping others return to God and clean up their messes (and those of their “fathers”). They teach us how to process our emotions with God, leading to wholeness where there once was brokenness.
// Nehemiah 1 #EPIC