This week Rupert will be speaking from Ezra. We are returning to a text we looked at 18 months ago as we considered change and loss. This text speaks to the various emotions that we might feel in the context of change and loss. As you read the text you might like to consider;
- What is changing in your life at the moment?
- Where are you feeling loss, and what you might be invited to do with that?
‘Then all the people gave a great shout, praising the Lord because the foundation of the Lord’s Temple had been laid. But many of the older priests, Levites, and other leaders who had seen the first Temple wept aloud when they saw the new Temple’s foundation. The others, however, were shouting for joy. The joyful shouting and weeping mingled together in a loud noise that could be heard far in the distance.’
Ezra 3:11-13 New Living Translation