by Sal Huckel
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‘It will be a unique day—a day known only to the Lord—with no distinction between day and night’ (Zechariah 14:7).
My husband went on a trip to Greenland years ago. One of the most interesting things about Greenland was that there was no night-time. He spent time in the ‘midnight sun’ and stayed up until 3.00am with no indication that it was supposed to be dark. This picture comes to mind as we read here about the unique day where there is no distinction between day and night.
While tourism in Greenland seems like amazing fun, the day described in today’s Scriptures bears no resemblance. The entire prophecy makes for difficult reading, but we can trust in our God that ‘Jerusalem will be secure’, and living water will flow out from it. The Lord will be king over the whole earth, and his name will be the only name. That is the Lord we serve; the Lord who loves us and makes us his own. He redeems us through his one and only Son, Jesus the Messiah, who came to us through the dark of night in the lowliest of circumstances.
We wait for his coming – and also think of those who don’t yet know him. Daylight at 3.00am going on for weeks has a flip side. The rest of the year there is very little daylight in the daytime. Let’s not allow those we love, or those we meet, to chance eternity in a place like that.
Lord, we look for your coming in glory. We pray that we will bring your light to those around us so that they may join us with you there. In Jesus’ name, Amen.