Waiting for a Priest, Zechariah 3:1-10 Christmas morning with little kids, just hopping with excitement and joy. If you let them they would dive head first into the presents, and rip through the paper and packages in an instant. I also love the comedy of their honesty. Get them a present they don’t like or don’t know what to do with and they will tell you, maybe even just throwing it aside with a confused shrug to see what is next. They haven’t yet learned the subtle art of accepting a gift you don’t like without offending the giver.
God has a wonderful gift for you. Are you ready? Rip open the package and take a look. He got you a priest! Excited? Do you like your new gift? Maybe like me you kind of shrug at this gift with a confused look. What is a priest for? Why would I want that? I can think of some other things I might have liked better.
This Sunday we continue our look at the book of Zechariah. The people of God have returned from the exile and God has given them a gift. A priest. And not just them, but us as well. God has given us a priest and it is better than you can imagine.
For all those who feel like they don’t measure up. For all those who feel like you are hopelessly on the outside. For all those who fear they don’t have the endurance to keep up with those racing around them. This sermon, this gift of a priest, is for you. There really is no better gift. Trust me.
I can’t wait to worship together.