We come to the next in our Minor Prophets; Zechariah not to be confused with Zephaniah (we did him earlier). It contains many themes, so let me just focus in on one.
It was a time in Judas history where things were very uncertain. A remanent had returned from captivity and were trying to rebuild the temple. It had been 20 years and the people were discouraged. ‘Where was God in their lives’ they wondered?
Zechariah spoke into this context. Do not be dismayed he asserts, God is still here, even though you cannot see him. God will bring all things to completion and will act to reorder the universe. We too can be like the remanent of Judah and wonder where God is in our lives. Zechariah’s words are as relevant today as they were then. God does not forget his people, and ultimately his will is the end result.
We too can have faith in his promises.