They came back, every one whose heart was roused, whose spirit was freely responsive, bringing offerings to God for building the Tent of Meeting.
yes lord, our hearts are filled with joy and gratitude, our hearts are filled with praise! thank you for this opportunity to build more than just your church building, but your church itself. thank you lord for touching our lives, for blessing our existence with your presence, for making our hands fruitful, for equipping us with all these skills and for always increasing our capacity for your purposes. thank you lord for giving us the free will to respond to you, so we can offer whatever we have in our hands in whatever amount you put in our hearts to your cause, to the reason you fought for with your life and you victoriously triumphed with! thank you lord for planting us not just in physical but in spiritual communities so we can altogether grow and flourish in you and your word with each other. thank you lord for this chance to be generous!