It’s a good thing indeed when we are called upon to build the house of God. You may wonder why it’s important to do that. The words of Haggai, the prophet in the Bible is directed to us Celestians of today. We seem to take delight in sitting on the fence when it comes to doing things for God or donating things in His Tabernacle.
It will be a white lie if we say we lack in this aspect unlike our brothers and sisters in other denominations but well, the truth is that, whosoever that is counted worthy to build a house for God should see himself or herself lucky because it’s indeed a honour to do that.
Kudos to the members of SP Adeyemi Ondo Parish who have taken it upon themselves to rebuild the house of God. See them at work!
Maybe this message of Haggai below will make a meaning to us.
1 In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai to Celestians:
2 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’”
3 Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: 4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”
5 Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. 6 You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.”
7 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. 8 Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build my house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored,” says the Lord. 9 “You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house. 10 Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops. 11 I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the olive oil and everything else the ground produces, on people and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”