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When challenges arise in the course of spiritual growth

From the December 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A small group of believers is called to rise up, renew their faith, and devote themselves unreservedly to rebuilding the wall surrounding their sacred city. This story—of Nehemiah and his people (see Nehemiah, chapters 1—6 )—had my full attention one Monday morning as I began reading it in the Christian Science Bible Lesson for that week.