Scriptures: Zechariah 14:6-7
Zechariah the prophet speaks of a time that the church of Jesus Christ will experience: a time of mixed events, a strongly changing time. The Word describes it as "it will be neither clear nor dark, not day nor night." It will be both a time of grace and of judgement.
Zechariah represents this time as a cloudy day, where there is neither ran nor sunshine. A day when it seems it could rain any moment or the sun could break through the clouds.
The Christian walk is like a cloudy day: we have the light of God in us, but we constantly wrestle aganist darkness. We have the Holy Spirit, but we battle our own corruption. We have faith, but also doubt. We have a mixture of hope and fear. Mercy and judgement reside in us, and an uncertainty of which will prevail. We have neither perfect peace nor constant trouble.
Charles Dicken's said it quite accurately: "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times." The church has come to this hour: times of challenges, yet times of blessings. People are choosing to abandon their faith, while others are hungrily seeking God. A time of tears and laughter, pain and pleasure, turmoil and victory, dying and life, etc.
The Word tells us that "but at the evening time it shall be light." When it looks like darkness will prevail, when it looks like the sun will set: light will break through! Light will overcome darkness! The church will rise!
God's deliverance and mercy shall have dominion, what we have believed God for will become a reality. Hold on, move forward and light will shine in a dark hour! Those dark clouds will blow away!