The Scripture for today, March 13 (3/13), Is Ezra 3:13 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
Solomon’s great temple had been destroyed, and the Jews forced to go to Babylon as slaves. Now, 70 years later, they were back as freedmen and had rebuilt the temple. The older Jews who had seen Solomon’s golden temple wailed in grief because this one was not nearly so grand. The younger ones shouted for joy because at least they now had a temple again. So, the laughing of the young people and the crying of the old people mingled.
Today, sometimes, the laughing and crying around us get too loud and put our lives in confusion. We don’t understand what is going on. Sometimes the laughing or crying is our own. Sometimes we need to get away from the loud laughing and crying.
Turn off the television. The radio. The cellphone. The computer. Don’t answer the door. Go into a room where you can be alone in complete silence. If you have a family, put a sign on the door. Then pick up the Bible and begin to read Luke about the life of Christ, or Philippians about peace, or the Psalms about overcoming adversity, or James about the direction your life is going. Read an entire book of the Bible in one sitting. Then be still.
Hear it now?
It is God’s heart calling your heart.
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