The Lord Remembers
The returnees have faced many challenges as they have begun to set up life back in the Promised Land. In this space they felt the weight of the rest of the world being at peace; happy with Persian rule, while they were devastated. As they grieve their predicament, Zechariah is given visions on a long night of dreaming that will revolutionise how the people were to think of themselves, and their God.
After 70 years of punishment in exile in Babylon, the people of God were finally returning to their homeland. But the excitement of the return is soon dampened by the destruction they are confronted with in Jerusalem. This places the people on the precipice of a decision… will they go forward with God? The prophet Zechariah speaks to this very decision as his ministry proclaiming God’s word begins.