A complex book of wild visions for important times, when Israel was returning to their land after exile and being influenced by Assyrian or Persian culture.
But barely contained to that context, with many scenes familiar from Christ’s story, and some that are still mysterious about the role of the Jews and the apocalypse.
I took from it how precious God’s love is, despite its abundance. The cost of it.
How God calls us, moves history around us.
The terror and grace of the days of the Lord, the days when his plans become unavoidable.
The small things we do now can help shake the foundations of the universe.
2 a dream of measuring the actual and future Jerusalem of God’s promises. In God’s plan and timing will come restoration for Israel, retribution for their oppressors, and ultimately a promise of saying grace for all nations.
11 God as shepherd of Israel, two staffs, favour and union, were broken. They sold their blessing for silver. God speaks to himself is their salvation: being the Trinity here, Messiah is part of the conversation.
12 The day of the Lord, Jews miserably aware of how much they need forgiveness: they pierced the side of the Messiah (!?). Also the envy and the stumbling block of the world. It’s us, believers. Now it’s the day of the Lord.