August 15 – Two Blessings for Each Trouble

With vivid detail, the last of Zechariah’s prophecies points to the Messiah yet to come.   Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—riding on a donkey’s colt… your king will bring peace to the nations. His realm will stretch from sea to sea… Because of the covenant I made with you, sealed with blood, I will free your prisoners from death in a waterless dungeon.  Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles. 

What a promise!  What an awesome King is Jesus! I love how we are blessed to have the New Testament and can read in wonderful detail of the life of Jesus.  He really knows how to bless because He does what He sees His Father do.  Jesus lived to restore whatever needed to be restored in the lives of those who trusted Him.  He died to bring us into a holy relationship with Him and His Father whom He loves.  It has always been and always will be, that whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved, rescued, redeemed, restored.  Thank You, Lord Jesus!

Zechariah 9:9-12 NLT