Exiles in Liberian Reconstruction
And whoever remained in any place where he

sojourned, let the men of his place help him with silver, and

with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offerings for

the house of God that is in Jerusalem.

Thus, Ezra was called forth and challenged to rise up from his exile and return to his homeland, and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. Likewise, Nehemiah was called forth and challenged to return to Jerusalem and rebuild its walls, as a protection against its enemies. Some, we are told in the Bible, scoffed at Nehemiah's labors. Sanballat and Tobiah came to laugh and discourage Nehemia from continuing his work. Yet Nehemia pressed on with his work.

Today, suggests Doctor Gueh, we hear the jealousy of Sanballat and Tobiah in the voices of those of our fellow Liberians who would keep the exiles from returning home to help rebuild and restore Liberia. Yet as we see in the Old Testament, God called on the exiles to return home and rebuild Jerusalem. So should we welcome those exiles who return home with pure hearts to rebuild Liberia.

Let us remember how many of them came to be exiles, far from their homes. Some had gone to the United States to study, in order to improve their lives and those of other Liberians. Some fled from violence and terror. Shall we say to them tha

    Some topics in this essay  
    Liberia Maritime | Charles Taylor | Tubman Tolman | Testament God | Charles Taylors | Tubman Tolbert | Liberia Liberian | Jerusalem Twenty-five | Sanballat Tobiah | Likewise Nehemiah | liberian people | exiles return | rebuild jerusalem | return home | civil war | exiles return home | civil servants paid | servants paid | sanballat tobiah | brought liberia | shame crime sin | maritime fund | welcome exiles return | called forth challenged | hope future |  
    Get Better Grades!  
    Saved Papers  
    Save your essays here so you can locate them quickly!  
"I was in a real bind and your site helped me to come up with ideas for my paper."
Brian T.
"It's nice to be able to find information so quickly and easily."
Jillian T.
"I enjoy reading other writers papers to get their perspective on things. It makes writing my own paper so much easier."
Cindy A.
"I've used this site for 2 semesters and I'll be back next year for sure!"
Liz R.
"This site rocks! I got an A thanks to you helping with my writers block."
Sara B.
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 CollegeTermPapers.com. All Rights Reserved. DMCA