Walls 101

Does the work in front of you seem impossible? Does it feel like this mission that Jesus calls us to is soo big how could one person make a dent in what needs to be done?

Sometimes I feel like living in little old Poulsbo, WA couldn’t be further from the mission of Christ, then He reminds me that He has me right where he wants me.

Reading in Nehemiah brought to light something interesting. Basically they were rebuilding a massive wall that took a long time to build the first time, now they were trying to do it while keeping watch for intruders and with less skill and resources on their side.

Seems impossible right? yeah, probably.

The great thing is, it was possible. Each person just fixed the wall outside of their house. step out your door and you’re at work. That sounds simple enough. We each just have to step out in our driveway and look around. Do you have neighbors? Do they all know Jesus? Mine don’t.

It brings it all down to a little more doable task. Just fix the wall outside your house, that’ll make a difference, and it could spread. Building wall isn’t easy, bumps and bruises may come, you might get scraped up trying to get the blocks into place but with some perseverance, the wall will go up.

I worked on a physical wall not long ago, it hurt my body working so hard, I had to buy new gloves part way through. Hard work pays off in the end, the wall was finished and it looks so good. At the same time it protects the house that it was built around too!

Are you building walls in your neighborhood or tearing them down?

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