Hidden Treasures: Zechariah (Freedom Devotional - July 21)

I remember reading the Old Testament in Sunday School or hearing my youth pastor preach from it at Youth Group. I always felt like it was disconnected from the New Testament... what does 2 Chronicles have to do with Paul's letter to the church in Galatia (Galatians)? One of the great things about being older and studying the bible for myself has been the realization and deeply held understanding that God is God. He never changes and His story is His story. He is revealed throughout scripture and He invites us to get to know Him.

I've been approaching the Prophets with that same wonder. What used to seem like doomsday warnings to "stiff-necked people" is proving to hold so much more as I camp out there. Zechariah, just like Haggai from Erin's message last week, was speaking for God during the time of rebuilding. What is encouraging is how God's words to His people came at the right time, in the right season and enabled them to do what He had for them to do. 

I invite you to read through Zechariah 3 before we meet together on Sunday. See if there is anything that speaks to your heart and look for Jesus. (**SPOILER ALERT** He's there!)

See you Sunday,

P. Tracy