Message from Pastor Don Taylor ~ June 30th 2020

Back to Zechariah 9: 12 Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
today I declare that I will restore to you double.

These words conclude the first reading for Sunday and taken in light of verse 9 which opens the passage reminds us of Palm Sunday. The Messiah came as the prophet foretold and those in authority rejected his arrival and by Friday we thought “Hope” was lost. Friday began a new prison and the followers of Jesus were prisoners of war, again in captivity.

What was not evident in those days which we know now is that the prophet was again right. We are prisoners of hope. We live in the hope, expectation, and understanding that the Messiah is coming and his return, like the resurrection, yields the promise of eternal life for all who wait.

I think that what we have coming is more than double! All will be worth the wait!