The people in Zechariah’s day felt like there was a big gap between what God had promised and the difficult time they were having. In the end, they put the tools down on the project of returning and rebuilding the temple. God mercifully comes to them and speaks saying that he is with them and what they are doing with rebuilding is the start of something big. The messages of Zechariah will be a huge encouragement for us as Christians who have seen the great work Jesus has done for us, but still wait for his return and the new creation to emerge.
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