The Harbinger-A Tale of Two Countries
“The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.”It's a seemingly uncomplicated little scripture and one would think it's as straight forward as it appears. But, here's the deal, and this isn't a story spoiler; the verse was the official response by the ancient Israelites regarding an attack by the Assyrians. It was an attack which caused a breach in their wall, among other damage in the city. It was harbinger; a warning, as it were of worse things to come. But their official response was one of defiance to God. They were going to rebuild the wall and make it even stronger, but they were going to do it on their own without regard to God. God would have protected them as He did in the past, but they weren't even considering God because they had put Him out of their lives. Sound familiar?
That's all I'll say about the story, other than the fact it is entirely factual. It's written as a compelling narrative; fictional, of course, but the people, places and facts of the story are virtually, if not literally, written in stone.
I can't recommend this book highly enough. I might even go so far as to plead with you to read it because I'm sure you won't be sorry you did and it may even be life changing.
Posted by Rich Glasgow