This is how I will build,
how I will work,
with God at my side,
in his task.
He promised to be with us
and he is,
no work we do
in building for him
is done alone.
What he is building
is so much better
than anything that has gone before –
that is what he is inviting us to join.
I want to work,
The theme of the first week in Advent is The Day of the Lord. We look forward to the coming of that day.
Haggai 1:15-2:9 (CEV)
15 And the work began on the twenty-fourth day of that same month.
The Glorious New Temple
2 1-2 On the twenty-first day of the next month, the Lord told Haggai the prophet to speak this message to Governor Zerubbabel, High Priest Joshua, and everyone else:
3 Does anyone remember how glorious this temple used to be? Now it looks like nothing. 4 But cheer up! Because I, the Lord All-Powerful, will be here to help you with the work, 5 just as I promised your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt. Don’t worry. My Spirit is right here with you.
6 Soon I will again shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. 7 I will shake the nations, and their treasures will be brought here. Then the brightness of my glory will fill this temple. 8 All silver and gold belong to me, 9 and I promise that this new temple will be more glorious than the first one. I will also bless this city with peace.