12 You will rebuild the ancient ruins,
raise foundations from ages past,
and be called “Repairer of broken walls,
Restorer of streets to live in.”
The promise of Isaiah 58 is foundational in my journey and the "Why I do what I do". It is on this premise that I have joined my heart with yours to bring encouragement and a reminder of the hope that we have even as we are spread out and spearated as it says in Nehemiah 4.
13(19)“This is a great work, and it is spread out; we are separated on the wall, one far from another. 14 (20) But wherever you are, when you hear the sound of the shofar, come to that place, to us. Our God will fight for us!”
The picture of what those returning to Jerusalem faced as they set their will to rebuild the wall is not unlike our call and work as we each, at our post along the wall, are in this to rebuild. We are builders, repariers, warriors spurred on by the love of Christ fighting for our families, communities and those bound in the darkness. Can you imagine with me what will be accomplished as we continue the efforts to "work with a will" together?
38 (4:6) So we kept building the wall, which was soon joined together and completed to half its height all the way around; because the people worked with a will.
...“Don’t be afraid of them! Remember Adonai, who is great and fearful; and fight for your brothers, sons, daughters, wives and homes.”
This is why I write. This is why I seek to build relationship and be part of the great collaborative efforts the Lord has been building. We are together in the work of dispelling darkness and setting prisoners free. I am honored to work alongside of you and pray that you will be encouraged in your place, have courage to hold your position, and hope that you are not working in vain.
May you work with a will! May you remember Adonai is great and fearful and fighting for us!
May your eyes be open to see [that even though we are separated on the wall] the wall is being joined together and it will be completed!