Rebuilding while RebuildingStuart Jones As Nehemiah and his men were rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem, people around him were suffering. They couldn’t pay their taxes or grow enough grain to feed their families. Nehemiah responded by speaking with the nobles and officials, imploring them to stop burdening the people with unnecessary and unfair taxes. God is at work all the time and everywhere in our lives and our communities. We need God’s community to help us grow, teach us, pray with us and provide us with rich and challenging lives. It is a privilege to live life together as the people of God.