As a church we are to return together to God’s house because he has summoned us and is present with us as we seek his mercy together. Returning together to God will cause us to rejoice simply because we see in our church that God has done great things. For the Jews everything that had been lost due to an apathetic relationship with God was, by his grace alone, returned in abundance. First Christian Church Athens, it’s time to make our move away from apathy into appreciation for surely the Lord has done great things among us. It is time for gladness. Our joy should be full. It’s time to return together rejoicing.