Rebuilding the Walls

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

It was one of the most famous structures in history. Called Hadrian’s Wall, it was built under the authority of Publius Aelius Hadrianus (better known as Hadrian), who was born on this day in 76 AD.

In 117 AD, he became Roman Emperor, and reigned until 138 AD. An amateur architect, he sponsored many building projects spreading throughout his empire.

But, today, he is best remembered for his famous wall. This continuous defensive barrier extended for 73 miles, extending from coast to coast across northern Britain. Its purpose was to protect the Roman-controlled southern region from barbarian invaders from the north. This wall was in continuous use until the end of Roman rule in Britain in 410 AD.

Hadrian, like many leaders throughout history, knew the importance of strong walls. When walls were destroyed or allowed to deteriorate, a city or nation could be vulnerable. This is one of the reasons why Nehemiah wept when he heard that the wall of Jerusalem was broken down. This man, who was just a cupbearer, was used by God to rebuild these walls.

Today, walls symbolize the spiritual protection that God gives to our nation. Sadly, in recent years, sin and immorality have eroded our protection, and we are vulnerable. But, just as Nehemiah demonstrated, God is ready to respond when His people show compassion and concern, and cry out for His forgiveness and help.

Ask God to give you a passion for righteousness, and a commitment to pray for your nation and its leaders. Pray for your people. Pray for revival.