How did God turn the shadow on the steps, ten steps backwards? Did God turn back time?
‘This is the Lord’s sign to you that the Lord will do what he has promised: “I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.” So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down’.Isaiah 38:7
I never knew the significance of the gates on the walls of Jerusalem. Starting from gate number 1 ( the sheep gate ) and working our way around to gate number 10 ( the inspection gate ) we can chart our personal and historical progress and the significance of each gate to events in our own lives and also to events from history. What event in your life has been your ‘valley gate’? Mine was week 13 of 2015.
For a more detailed and comprehensive study, please refer to this excellent analysis at https://jesusplusnothing.com/series/post/nehem3
“The only news I know
Is bulletins all day
The only shows I see
Tomorrow and today,
The only one I meet
Is God, the only street
Existence, this traversed,
If other news there be
Or admirabler show,
I’ll tell it you.”Emily Dickinson
The following are some illustrations I created for a friend.