The Israelites are returning home from their exile. They’ve been gone to a foreign land and finally they get to come home and what do they come home to? Destruction. The temple’s been destroyed, their crops have been destroyed, their land has been destroyed, their homes have been destroyed; they have to rebuild. Rebuilding is so different than building. When you’re building something there’s excitement because you’re going to make this new thing. When you’re rebuilding, you’re remembering what was there and you just don’t feel like you can make it back to what it originally was.
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