Pray About It, Then Get Busy
he became angry – and was greatly furious.
He ridiculed the Jews, in the presence of his friends,
“What are they doing?” – “Tell me, I’m curious”!
Will they even – try to offer sacrifices?
Can they possibly – finish the wall in one day?
Can they bring the stones – back to life –
from those heaps of rubble — burned away?
Hear us, O our God, for we are despised.
Turn their insults – back on their own heads.
Give them over – -as ill-gotten gains –
into a land of captivity – the kind an enemy dreads.
Please do not cover up – any of their guilt –o
r blot out their sins – away from your sight …
for they throw insults – in the face of the builders,
who will continue to work, day and night.
The people worked – with all of their heart.
and we rebuilt the wall – to half of its height.
But when Sanballat & friends, heard of this,
They were angry – and plotted to fight.
But we prayed to our God – to post an angel,
day and night – to meet this threat.
Meanwhile, the people – in Judah – said,
the laborers are weak – we worry & fret.
Therefore, I stationed – some of the people –
behind the lowest points – along the wall,
at the exposed places, posting them by families,
with their swords, spears and bows and all.
After I looked things over, I stood up and said –
to the nobles, the officials and all of the rest …
“Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord,
who is great and awesome, will help us fight best!”
By: Debra Sue Higginbotham
a.k.a. Healthy Habit Lady
Originally Written: January 15, 2002 – Tuesday
The Healthy Habit Lady