Imagine you are at a baseball game. It’s the bottom of the 9th inning and your team is losing by 3 runs. There are two outs. The batter hits a grand slam and the game is won. Can you imagine the shouts and the cheers that break out?
Ezra says that something like this happened when the people saw their Temple beginning to be rebuilt. After so many years of it destroyed and the people a captive in a foreign land, they finally are home and God’s house is being rebuilt. The sadness that they had before, suddenly changes to great expressions of joy by making all the sounds that human beings could ever make.
How important it is to find a place for God in life! Beyond the physical temple or church building, God lives with those who love and want to serve God. When you find friends who also desire to love and serve God the why I pray that you do, there will be great joy and happiness. It will be like a Grand Slam when everyone runs to home plate . . . to be “at home” with God living with us!
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