Today’s reading for Advent is focused on Zechariah’s prophecy saying that
God has visited and redeemed his people
with the coming of Jesus Christ.
Piper points out that in this prophecy Zechariah is speaking in the past tense because God’s promises are always going to come true.
He also notes the expectation the Jews were waiting for Jesus even though many missed his appearance on earth. Today Christians are awaiting the second Advent of Jesus when he reigns as a conquering King. Like Christmas we have to ask…are you waiting excitedly or nervously?