“I can’t stop loving you.
You are my heart’s treasure.
But I lost you.
Now I am coming back for you.
I am like the sun that gently shines on you,
chasing away darkness and fear and death.
You’ll be so happy –
you’ll be like little calves running free
in an open field.
I am going to send my Messenger – The Promised One.
The One you have been waiting for.
He’s coming. So, get ready!”
He continued, “Go home and prepare a feast, holiday food and drink; and share it with those who don’t have anything: This day is holy to God. Don’t feel bad. The joy of God is your strength!” The Levites calmed the people, “Quiet now. This is a holy day. Don’t be upset.” So the people went off to feast, eating and drinking and including the poor in a great celebration. Now they got it; they understood the reading that had been given to them.
Nehemiah 8-10, Malachi 1, 3-4, Ezra 7