May 27, 2021
The book of Nehemiah in the Bible begins with Nehemiah hearing the news that the walls of Jerusalem are falling and the gates to the city have been burned down. He has been in exile in Babylon and is shocked to hear this news. Nehemiah grieves what has happened to his home city. As a result of his concern, he decides to make an appeal to the King of Babylon to let him go back and repair the city from which he was taken. The king actually agrees and Nehemiah is able to go off on his mission.