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We met to chat about the new book study for our small group, The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. That was our goal anyway.
The group leader I have come to respect and seek for godly counsel admitted that she hadn't read the entire book. And then Jesus sat down with us.
The exiles and I had accomplished what we set out to do since returning from Babylon twelve years ago. They had been twelve very busy years, and overall, I was happy with the outcome.
Instead of feeling proud and satisfied, I should have been waiting for the other sandal to drop.
The last two years before I retired last spring, I was outrageously blessed to work with two godly women. Our backgrounds were very different, and sometimes so were our viewpoints.
Still, we manage to share with each other about a wide range of topics over lunch each day. Who knew a casual conversation could blossom into a holy moment?
The wall around Jerusalem was finished, and the Temple was started. Now that the Law had been read to all the people, it was a day of reckoning.
The people gathered in sackcloth and ashes to confess their sins and repent. Then a decision had to be made.
If it's not one thing, it's another! We were finally making progress again on the wall. Meanwhile, we still had to stay on our guard from Sanballat and his "associates", as they liked to call themselves.
Now there's grumbling about corruption in the house. Who had time to make a buck off his brother? You can't be serious!
I stood there looking at the trash can on the curb, shaking my head. Were they illiterate, or what?
With temps over a hundred degrees, just lugging the large container up the driveway to the house was a chore. Head still shaking, I kept wondering how my deliberate holy moment went wrong.
Once Sanballat and his posse were put in their places, we really got to work. Everybody, and I mean everybody, pitched in to get the wall rebuilt, even the priests and merchants had jobs to do.
Things were going fine until we got the wall rebuilt about halfway up. That's when Sanballat and his crew showed back up and decided to ramp up their game.
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