Shoulder to Shoulder
As we've seen in previous weeks, Nehemiah found himself in mourning and sorrow over the ruined city of Jerusalem and is determined to rebuild it despite many obstacles. But can he do it alone? Of course not! In Nehemiah chapter 3 we see a beautiful picture of Israelites from all walks of life coming together to build their own sections of the fragmented wall, until it is a whole again. What a great reminder that we are not at our best when we work alone, but must stand shoulder to shoulder with other Christ-followers to build the Kingdom.