Sun, Dec 11, 2022
Zechariah saw into the future. In his final two oracles (9-11; 12-14), he envisions God's victory over the nations, judgment of bad leaders, elimination of idols, and restoration of Jerusalem where God's people and the nations would worship. Central to these visions were glimpses of a messianic figure: priestly, humble, pastoral, and pierced. This figure came later, not sooner, in the first coming of Jesus Christ. Zechariah's words provided a script for his life. As his followers, we wait for his second coming. Indeed, we live for later.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016
Duration: 36 mins 37 secs
Sometimes God seems absent. Our suffering lingers and prayers languish. The Psalms give us language for this feeling of lament. Psalm 13 invites us to express our hurt and pain, to voice our questions. God is a good dialogue partner. And even when He feels absent, His love is sure.