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 70 years in exile in Babylon, the Jews finally returned home, by the decree of Cyrus, King of Persia.
A lot had happened. Jerusalem had been utterly destroyed and Solomon’s temple with it.
Slowly, about 50,000 people began a new life in a place more than half of the people had never seen. A place they had only heard of in tales and folklore. Yet there was a group of old men and women who had seen it all.
They were that group who probably were youth or younger at the time the temple was built by Solomon in Jerusalem. So when these older men saw the foundations again being built, their emotions could not be contained. They burst out in loud cries.
They knew the significance of what they saw and what good omen it held. I pray that in these times, God will reveal what plan of restoration He has for you. That even in the little you see, you would still be able to identify His hand in the greater He is yet to do, so that that joy the old men had would visit you, Amen!
Have a blessed day.
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