Day 272

Today’s Reading – Nehemiah 11-13 and Psalm 126

When it was time for the dedication of Jerusalem’s wall, they sought out the Levites in all the places where they lived in order to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with joy, with thanks and singing, and with cymbals, harps, and lyres.  Nehemiah 11:27 
When it was time . . .

Traditionally you do not dedicate something until it is paid for … otherwise you consecrate it for God’s work.

What a celebration to dedicate the restored wall of the city.

What a celebration to be debt free.

Most of us do not know what it means to not have a house payment, a car payment, a credit card payment, a you name it payment.

We all wait with anticipation of that time when we don’t have a payment.

We are working towards that time.

This coming year you can help by giving to reduce the debt.
We could be debt free in a few years with the combined generosity of all.

And then it will be time to pay off the mortgage and celebrate.

Until that day …


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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