Not The Good News, but good news none-the-less.
My Rector decided on Old Testament Track 2. No weird Genesis lesson this Sunday. Yay!
Well, that's not really the good news I was talking about either. The good news that struck me today was the word of restoration from Zechariah. Every prophet has a moment like this in their story. God is most certainly angry. Humanity has most certainly failed to live up to expectations. God might even punish by way of war or famine or pestilence.
But God always promises to restore. The story never ends in condemnation, it always returns to joy. I'm reminded of my favorite verse, John 3.17, "The Son of Man came into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world, through him, might be saved."
The good news of Zechariah is that God once again promises restoration.