“Nehemiah,” Old Testament Stories (2022)
“Nehemiah,” Old Testament Stories
Nehemiah was a Jew who lived in Persia. He was the king’s trusted servant. One day Nehemiah heard that the Jews in Jerusalem were suffering. The walls protecting Jerusalem were destroyed and had never been rebuilt. Jerusalem was in danger. Nehemiah fasted and prayed for the Lord’s help.
The king asked Nehemiah why he was so sad. He told the king about the danger in Jerusalem. The king said he could help. Nehemiah asked to go to Jerusalem and rebuild the wall. The king made Nehemiah a leader and gave him the supplies he needed.
Nehemiah and the Jews started to rebuild Jerusalem’s walls. But their enemies made fun of them and tried to stop them.
The enemies tried to trick Nehemiah into leaving the city. But Nehemiah would not leave. He trusted the Lord. He was doing a great work.
Nehemiah told his people not to be scared. They placed guards at the wall to keep it safe. The Jews kept building the wall. The Lord gave the Jews strength, and they finished the wall in 52 days. Jerusalem was safe again.