3 But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!
While we are not told what the vision is; we are told something about what a vision from God is like. Vision from God is defined with God’s own time stamp; his own pace and confidence. Vision from God moves us forward toward the things he is determined to accomplish. That is to say it’s not circular, it’s not “reincarnation”. We are moving toward the Day of the Lord, a day when every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Lastly, from verse 2, we learn that no matter how discouraged we may be, a vision from God will make us want to run. The grammar in this text can mean that you are either someone who read the vision as you passed by, now telling others informally as you go or a herald with the specific function to declare the vision; either way . . . you gotta run (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God, Jesus and people?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
The simplest prayer can be the most powerful: “Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be done, On earth as in heaven”.