Day 132

by Rev Joel Yong

Ezra 3:6
They started to bring these burnt offerings to the LORD on the first day of the seventh month, even though the foundation of the LORD’s temple had not yet been laid.

In our flawed human logic- if there is no building, no sound system, no visual projection, no working air conditioning, not enough people – it’s not possible, we reason, for worship services to be held.

But that is not what the returnees from the Exile did.
The verse here is clear.

“Before the foundation was laid …”
They got down to the business of worshipping God even though the building was not existent, even though they had a lot of work still to do …

So let us get down to worshipping God …
Even though we have a lot on our schedules …
Even though the building isn’t functional fully …
Even though exams are around the corner for our kids …
Even though the audio and visuals isn’t what we really hope for it to be …

Worship that is unrestrained by such mere superficialities …

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