After reading the first two days of Nehemiah I am convicted already! Reading Nehemiah’s prayer in verse one and his plea to the King in verse two has me asking myself some questions. It would be my belief that we need look no further than the newspaper or news on TV to see stories and events which call us out. There is suffering, pain and need all around us. Some of it in the very city that we live. Have I been moved to pray and do something for those stories? For example, I think of Katrina and the way the church as a body responded.

I sit here this morning thinking of those that will not have a warm meal, or a table of family for Thanksgiving. I am challenged to do something. I can’t get this song out of my head as I reflect on what I have read the past two days. “Let us choose to be a blessing for life“.