Ezra 3:12 KJV
But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:
After about 7months after their return from exile, the Israelites started rebuilding. Alas when the foundations were laid, the very old folks (probably 70+) who saw the old temple and are now seeing the new, could not hide their feelings.
They wept very loudly to the extent that people couldn’t differentiate their sobs from the shouts of joy from the rest of the camp.
I remember a song that was sung at a Deeper Life Church I attended sometime back; “Gimme that old time religion.”
The song says that “once it was good for Abraham and Isaac, then it is good for me,” etc. We need to go back into time once a while to pick up some habits every now and then.
In a generation when almost everything (from religion to fashion) is adulterated, it is refreshing to have a bite of the ‘old times.’ eg: Daniel prayed three times in a day, can you try that or do better?
Have a blessed day.