The name Haggai almost sounds friendly. Not that I know anyone called Haggai! His book is set in a time when many had returned from Babylonian captivity. It’s apparent that the work on the reconstruction of the temple is a big focus of his book (it was destroyed some years prior).
But it’s not just the rebuilding of the Temple: it’s what it symbolises. That is, a renewed relationship between God and the exiles. There is a strong link with the restoration of the Temple and Gods presence. God wants a vital and alive relationship with his people.
It’s the same today. Exactly the same today. God wants a vital and ongoing relationship with His people (that’s us). Indeed there are things we can do to strengthen and foster this connection with God. There is a spiritual rebuilding that we all need to do, daily – again and again to make sure we are ready for that relationship with God. It’s worth working on!