Good Morning December 28

There are a series of twelve “minor prophets” at the end of the Old Testament with names like Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, and Zechariah. Most have only a couple of chapters. The longest is Zachariah with fourteen, still only a few pages in length. But they are not minor in their message. God sent these men at various time in the latter part of Israel’s history to try to turn the hearts of the people back to God from their idolatry and sinful practices. There messages at times were harsh, but they all represented a God who earnestly desired to have His people close to Himself. God is a Father longing for, and earnestly calling His wayward children to come home, a home where they will find all that is best for their lives. Nothing has changed. God is still our Father. He has come among us in Jesus Christ, and done all that is necessary for us to be a part of Him. God has never stopped reaching out to His creation, down to you in this very day.