Ezra (2)

Yesterday we talked about the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple. The Jews had to stop their work for a time. But our Bible verses today tell us that God was with them, and they were able to finish rebuilding the temple.
When the temple was finished, the Jews were so happy. They praised God and had a big celebration. “Then the Israelites celebrated the dedication of God’s Temple with much happiness. The priests, the Levites, and all the other people who came back from captivity joined in the celebration” (verse 16).
Something good happened to the Jews, so they praised God and thanked Him. What do you do when something good happens to you? I hope that you take time to praise God and tell other people what God has done for you.
Take some time today and think about the many good things that have happened to you. Then praise God for each one!