August 12: Fighting
Scripture Lesson: Nehemiah 4:16-20
On this date in 1984, the first pitch of the game – thrown by Braves pitcher Pascual Perez – hit Padres leadoff man Alan Wiggins, and the stage is set for a literal slugfest. Benches emptied and fights broke out in the second, fifth, eighth, and ninth innings, with San Diego pitchers throwing at Perez each time he came to the plate.
Nehemiah had been given the task of rebuilding the city wall of Jerusalem. A great organizer, Nehemiah divided his workforce to get the job done. However, there were enemies of Israel who did not want to see the wall rebuilt, and were poised to attack the workers. Nehemiah told the people that God would fight for them. He took part of the work force and armed them to watch over the workers, while others worked with one hand while holding a weapon in the other hand. All knew that if the trumpet sounded, everyone was to come and fight. Nehemiah was assured that God would fight for them. Whatever we face in life, whatever battle we must fight, we can be assured today that as believers God will be there for us!
When has God helped you through a tough time?
What does it take to trust God even in the tough times?
What battle are you in right now in living for God? Can you feel His presence?
No matter what we go through in life, God will be there for us! Thank you Father for that reassurance today!
Posted on Fri, August 12, 2016
by David Daly