Nehemiah 11 & 12
God does extraordinary things with ordinary people, doesn’t he? In Nehemiah’s day, Jerusalem would not have been a glamorous place to live. Moving there would have been like moving to a bombed-out city. Yet many of the returnees to Judea did just that. Ordinary people moved to Jerusalem because that was the city of God. It was the “holy city” (Nehemiah 11:1) where God met with his people. You know what? Sometimes the church might not seem glamorous, especially in comparison to what we see the world offering to us. Yet, we are a “holy people belonging to God.” God is working in his church and through his church to advance his glorious kingdom. And, we get to be part of that!