Sheshbazzar leads the exiled back to Jerusalem and their other home towns from captivity. The whole list is in Ezra 2 but there were 42,360 people as a “total count for the congregation”. Sometimes I forget the magnitude of what happens in scripture. This exile was not just a small deal. For us, it is like taking a small city and just wiping it clean. As they come back, this stands out to me. “All the Israelites found a place to live”. They have been removed from their homes, gone for a while and yet when they return God provides. He is so very faithful. He is so very good.
Archive for August 18th, 2007