It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Recovery, a reflection by Ezra 1:1-2:70

Their land had been devastated by the powerful Babylon. Many of the people had been taken from their homes and transported to that foreign country. With no army, with no wealth, they did not have the power to resist. 

Yet, God has not abandoned them. The powerful Persia defeats Babylon. King Cyrus, stirred by the Lord (assisted by Jeremiah), sends the exiles home, directing them to rebuild the temple. Their neighbors donated valuable items to assist in the project.

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