Ezra 3:11-13 (NKJV) And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.” Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.
But many of the priests and Levites and heads of the fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this temple was laid before their eyes. Yet many shouted aloud for joy,
so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard afar off.
Para pembaca terkasih, ketika bait Tuhan, rumah ibadah dibangun dan umat kembali dapat beribadah, umat Tuhan dapat menaikan pujian dan penyembahan kepada Tuhan dan berkat tercurah dari surga.
Turunlah damai sejahtera, keamanan dan sukacita berlimpah mengalir.
Ibadah atau kebaktian dirumah, Tuhan adalah penyembahan yang menghubungkan umat dengan kuasa kerajaan Tuhan.