Today's reading: Zechariah 8-14
And the Lord will become king over all the earth; on that day the Lord will be one and his name one. Zechariah 14: 9 NRSV
In the midst of these Revelation-like prophecies given by Zechariah comes this hopeful verse. God will reign supreme over all the earth and God and God's name will be the same.
To think that the God of a people who gave a particular land and instructed to be worshiped in a particular place would later become the God of the whole earth seems peculiar. Wouldn't God just want the remnant of those people to worship God? Why the whole earth? Maybe this has something to do with the fact that God created the whole earth and desires for its complete redemption.
Do you think you are part of the whole that God wishes to redeem?
Is there someone you know who needs to realize God's mercy for them?
May we all recognize God's sovereignty and give all our complete allegiance to God.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims