1. The Spirit of God stirred in a political figure that was not Jewish to send his people back to go rebuild His temple.
2. God stirred up a small remnant of His followers to go do the work.
When the Spirit of God stirs things up, things happen!
I find hope because God can and does stir up political figures! We must pray for it! And God can use a tiny band of followers!
We must never underestimate the power of a small minority stirred by God! Despite hardship, difficulties, sacrifice, lack of comfort, costly endeavors, lack of resources, and lack of majority support a small group stirred by God can rebuild a broken spiritual house!
And when this happens God will cause others to make provision for it to be accomplished!
Holy Spirit, come! Stir the nation's political leaders to bring forth Your will and plan. Raise up Your remnant! Make them strong and courageous in You! Build Your Spiritual house and let Your kingdom reign. In Jesus' powerful name. Amen