Vs. 1, “Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in place, building as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they dedicated, and as far as the Tower of Hananel.” This was a huge rebuiliding process that took many hands to make. There are ten gates mentioned here and it’s notable to see the vast array of people God employed to accomplish this endeavor. Some scholars use the different gates for representing Gospel message, Sheep gates represents the Cross, Fish gate represents fishers of men, Valley gate represents the shadow of the valley of death, etc. While Nehemiah is known for the rebuliding of the wall, he could not have completed this without everyone else.
Regarding application…Teamwork. It’s amazing what we can do when we work as a team. Both GKUMC and the Promise church rent space for their services and every Sunday it takes a team effort to setup all the chairs, praise equipment, food, etc. It always amazes me every Sunday to see how effective people are when they work together as a team. One of the things that I will never forget regarding teamwork is when the YG went on our first Ropes retreat program. This was a awhlie ago, Nari & Youngjoo were in 6th or 7th grade. We were going over all these team obastacles that the Ropes counselor was taking us through. One of them was a 12 foot wall. It was the last obstacle of the day and she was giving us a time restriction. Being asian and shorter didn’t help us any (though Jason was there, but he was smaller then). It was a task that I didn’t think we were going to pass. But lo and behold, we climbed and conqured! It was a monumental moment and I think we all suprised ourselves and especially the counselor who was awestruck. All because of teamwork and not giving up!