Weekend – unBroken - Some Things are Hard to Stop

By Phillip Hamm

And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work.
Nehemiah 2:18

When a locomotive is moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to come to a complete stop. A Boeing 777 requires a runway to be one and half miles long in order for it to come to a complete stop. On average it requires four nautical miles for an aircraft carrier going full speed to come to a complete stop.

But some things are hard to stop;
especially when the God of
the universe is behind it.

Some things are just hard to stop. As we continue our study in Nehemiah, we see him lead the city of Jerusalem in rebuilding the wall. While everyone in the town seems excited about the prospect, the project has some dissenters.

These men, who are not Jewish, do everything they can to bring the wall building venture to a halt. But some things are hard to stop; especially when the God of the universe is behind it.

Read Nehemiah 2:9-20 in preparation for Sunday’s worship.

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