The the people of Judah began to complain, “The workers are getting tired, and there is so much rubble to be moved. We will never be able to build the wall by ourselves.”
In this passage above, we see Israel trying to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, but the obstacles to doing so were great. Their enemies tried hindering them every step of the way; however, there was also the problem of the rubble.
Heaps of debris, conspicuous evidence of their ruined city, needed excavating in order for the rebuilding to progress. It was the clean up after the fall-out, and the task was overwhelming.
The exciting part of any rebuilding is in seeing progress, not in the drudgery of clean up. Yet, without clearing out the mounds of debris, there is no room for successful restoration.
Isn’t that how it is with devastating circumstances…
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