Haggai Speaks Today
Could lockdown bring reformation for the Church? There’s every possibility.
It is tempting to build yourself up into a position of picking a passage of Scripture and then shoehorning it to your circumstances. Haggai chapter one (read it for yourself) spoke to me so much of our current circumstances in the Church regarding COVID-19 and its implications, but the second chapter, to be honest, was a bit of a mystery to me. That was until I ran out of wisdom while writing Flockdown and then, turning to the second chapter, suddenly seeing it in a new light and finding what I needed. It rang true for me because that which it spoke of would not tally with anything that came to my mortal mind, yet it struck a chord. But then … Father knows best!
So, let us explore this chapter, picking up on the main themes and see where God wants to take us.
“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, 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?” (Haggai 2:2-3)