Friday, January 14, 2011

NIPTO, Day 341


Today's been school, babysitting, dinner, cleaning up, trying to figure out what's wrong with "my" computer (not Mom's!), and now watching Benny & Joon! It's sooooooo good! So funny. But the Jack-In-The-Box is creepy. But I love Joon and Sam. They're cute.

That's all about today. Tomorrow I'm going to Youth Leadership at BK's house and then we're going to see Uncle Randy, Aunt Mary Jo, Kata, and Troy :) So that should be fun. I'll try to take lots of pictures.

Haggai 2:1-9
 In the second year of King Darius, 1 on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:

God spoke to Haggai again. On the 21st day of the 7th month.

2 “Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people. Ask them, 3 ‘Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing?

God told Haggai to speak to the governor and high priest and the people who were left. He told him to ask them who was left who saw the original temple. God told him to ask what they thought of it.

 4 But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the LORD. ‘Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the LORD, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the LORD Almighty. 5 ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’

God told them to be strong and to work. He was with them, therefore they had no reason to fear. 

 6 “This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. 7 I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD Almighty.

God told them what he was going to do: he was going to shake the heavens and the earth. He was going to shake the nations. "And what is desired by all nations will come." What that means, I have no idea. But God was going to fill his house with glory.

8 ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty. 9 ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.”

God claimed the gold and silver. He told them that the glory of this new temple would be even greater than the last. And there he would grant peace. Peace was pretty big to those people, I'm guessing. I'm just guessing. 

And now I'm going to go to bed or something. I have to get up and leave at 9:30... booo Brandon boo. hah.
So goodnight (or good morning to Kate, if she reads this when she wakes up in France... hahah :)

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