We are in a series in the book of Nehemiah called, Building People. Nehemiah begins writing as the people of God are leaving exile in Babylon and returning to Jerusalem. The city is destroyed, but far more has been lost than walls and sacred spaces. The people of God have forgotten their first love. In God's infinite wisdom he uses Nehemiah to unite the people in rebuilding the city, but the true purpose is rebuilding the hearts of God's people.
We continue our series by looking at Nehemiah's resolve to serve well while he mourns for his people.