Thursday, 13 January 2011

Arise & Build

cf. Neh 2:11-end

The New Governor of Jerusalem comes to see the remnant..
there is nothing left but a burning stump...

He takes a few men and covers the grounds.. riding in on a donkey..
this time without the whole dramatic cast of actors putting on a show

after the third day....

no this is the reality... ash and dirt...

he goes across the valley.. to the place of the serpent/dragon/jackal
to the dung gate..

how he remembered the cause and effect... how He mourned..
how easily those temporary walls were broken into

then onto the fountain with the King's pool - but no - there is only rubble

now then .. returning through the valley

He speaks to the Church

"Arise and Build"

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