Scripture: Nehemiah 1: 4-11
Coming out of captivity is always a challenge, and can give rise to many fears and anxieties as we begin to believe in ourselves and our mission. So it must always begin with introspection and prayer when one is God-led. Nehemiah’s prayer for deliverance and his willingness to ask the king for permission to go rebuild the wall is a good prototype for us as we examine our own call to rebuild. Fears and questions abound as we rethink church, but grace will bring us safely through, as it did for Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, the writings from the time of the Diaspora.