Rebuilding the Walls
When the Babylonians attacked
Israel and took the people away to become servants and slaves
in Babylon, the soldiers destroyed the walls that surrounded
the city of Jerusalem.
Seventy years later, God
let the people of Israel become free again so they could return
to their own country. However, when they arrived back in Jerusalem
they saw a sad sight: The city walls had all been destroyed.
Nehemiah, a wise leader
who loved God, went to King Artaxerxes of Persia and asked
for help in rebuilding the city walls. King Artaxerxes was
glad to help Nehemiah.
At first the people of
Israel were discouraged. They thought it would be too hard
to repair the walls. But Nehemiah did not give up. He got
everyone to help. People took turns working on the wall and
protecting the city from attackers. They finished building
the whole wall in 52 days!
Can you find your way
through the stones on the wall and get to the birds?