II Chronicles 5

“And when the song was raised …” (v13). The placing of the ark of the covenant in the Holiest Place was the high point of the Temple’s dedication, and the musicians “with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments” led the people in singing, "For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever" (v13). When their voices and instruments joined in praise, God’s house “was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God” (v14).

Like that great moment in the Temple, when we gather together to “declare the wonders of God” (Acts 2:11), He is powerfully present among us.