The community just wants to "get back to normal", but normal never seems to come. Sound familiar?
But it's not 2021. The year is 445 BC, and nearly a century has passed since the first Jewish exiles returned to their homeland, Jerusalem—and their normal life is still in tatters. The people are vulnerable, tired, and scared. God raises up a leader, Nehemiah, who guides the community in restoring their home with courage, justice, and integrity. Equal parts memoir, history, and devotional, the book of Nehemiah shows what it means to live our all-too-short lives trusting in the long arc of God's faithfulness, even when it's hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel.
As the world enters year two of the pandemic and our church embarks on a new season, there's no better book to remind us that the work of rebuilding is always harder and longer than we want it to be—and always worth it, if God is at the centre.
Join us for worship and the start of our new sermon series