In the morning let us prepare for the new day with the words of the New Testament and in the evening let us reflect on how God moves in the lives of his people.

Morning Reading from the New Testament: John 20

Mary went to the tomb and found it empty. Jesus met her. He came and stood among the disciples. Thomas said, “My Lord and my God!”

Evening Reading from the Old Testament: Ezra 3-5

The Israelites made regular offerings. When the builders laid the foundation of the temple, the Levites sang praise to the LORD.

Enemies hindered the work in Judah. Rehum wrote to Artaxerxes: “Jerusalem is a rebellious city.” So Artaxerxes stopped the building.

Zerubbabel began to build the temple. Tattenai wrote to Darius: “The elders say that Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this temple.”

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