You know that whole “knock, and the door will be open to you” thing that Jesus talked about? I’m wondering how many times we stand on that same threshold with the door finally open, but are too scared to step over.
Which makes this story of Nehemiah so informative to me.
The land of the Hebrews, God chosen people, lay in utter ruin and desolation, as predicted. The people, those who survived, are in exile, servants of the foreign king. Nehemiah lands the job of cupbearer of this pagan king himself, not particularly a posh position, since at any time the royal loses his cool, Nehemiah could lose his head. Continue reading “Planning…”