July 7, 2022
July in known for Independence Day- a celebration of the birth of this nation. It’s an odd concept we champion in America: independence. Recently, I have been reading the Book of Ezra. This account is a celebration too, of what we might call Dependence Day.
The record of Ezra documents the return of the Israelites when the time of Exile in Babylon ended. The nation had refused to acknowledge...