What breaks your heart?
We began our study of Nehemiah this week as we looked at the beginning of chapter 1. After a brief overview of the Old Testament and Nehemiah’s place in it, John Reeves walked us through the importance of acting on the things that break our hearts. For Nehemiah, the destruction that had happened to Jerusalem so many years earlier devastated him – so much so that he “sat down and wept.” (1:4). He had been given a love for the Holy City by his father, who had been given that love by his father, who had inherited it from his father. The weight of what our children will weep over is clearly apparent in this passage.
Much like Nehemiah, Martin Luther King, Jr. saw a broken and corrupted system in the United States in the late 1950’s and sought to restore and rebuild it by peaceful means. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been given a desire to see change by his father, who had inherited it from his father-in-law. What we, as parents and followers of Jesus, pass along to our children has great significance. What will your legacy of obedience to Jesus be in your family line? Will you be the first to submit to King Jesus? If you would like to start a conversation about following Jesus, we’d love to hear from you. You can reach out to us via email.