Chapter-a-Day Zechariah 1

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“And where are your ancestors now? Dead and buried. And the prophets who preached to them? Also dead and buried. But the Message that my servants the prophets spoke, that isn’t dead and buried.” Zechariah 1:5 (MSG)

As I write this post I am looking back at the sections of God’s Message through which we’ve been journeying the past ten months. Jeremiah, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. With the exception of a brief side-trip through Matthew, we’ve been striding through some of the most ancient texts in human history dating back thousands of years. And each day there’s something for me there: a thought to chew on, an inspiration, an example to follow, an action to avoid, or a conviction on which to act.

As the verse from today’s chapter describes, the scribes of these words are long gone. The people about whom we are reading were dead and buried a couple millenia ago. And yet, the story that God is telling continues to this day. The Message God delivered is alive and well and making a difference in my life in the 21st century A.D.

Very cool.

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