The exile is over, and the people of God return home. Unsure of their next step, they survey the damage left when they were forced out of their homes. Their beautiful temple lay in ruins. Rebuilding must begin in every facet of their lives. Many people returning had no idea what the mighty city of Jerusalem looked like in its heyday. For now, they feel the beautiful dirt of the earth beneath their feet and thank the Creator that they are no longer in a strange land.
Most of us know what it is like to return from catastrophic events in our lives. Whether it is health, relationship, or spiritual issues, the consequences are devastating. To read the rest of the post, click here.