Martin Luther once said, There are only two days on my calendar, this day and that day. The idea that life could be distilled down to two things is compelling. What is it about that day that can bring such focus to life.
Haggai calls us to consider who we are, to consider God's presence, and to consider God's promised blessing.
When Haggai rebukes the people, he refers to three places, or spheres of work, where the people can apply themselves to: homes; hills; and the House of the Lord.
As children of God we are not alone for we belong to the family of God. We are part of a story that is bigger than ourselves.