Gates destroyed by fire: Nehemiah 2.3 VOTD

“I replied to the king, ‘O king, live forever! Why would I not appear dejected when the city with the graves of my ancestors lies desolate and its gates destroyed by fire?'”

Nehemiah 2.3

The Jewish cupbearer heard of Jerusalem’s condition and wept. He could not keep his sadness concealed from the pagan king, even at the risk of royal displeasure.

How does news about departures from the faith and congregational troubles affect us? Do we feel the connectedness of our being a part of God’s family?

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