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