Our verse of reference in Ezra 5 is:
“Now Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the prophet, a descendant of Iddo, prophesied to the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, who was over them.” (Ezra 5:1 NIV).
God’s care through divine messages.- After the return from exile, is the first time that the Bible mentions that God sends two prophets to encourage and strengthen His people to continue building the temple. In the same way, today, we the Scripture, sent by God to the prophets, and find peace, encouragement and direction on how to continue to live in this world.
God watches over us.- When we are told that God watches over us, we are talking about His care, protection and guidance. In the storms and difficulties of life, God, a watchman who does not sleep, watch our waking up, our walking and sleeping. As a caring parent, protects us and keeps us from the snares of Satan. What an almighty God we have, who cares that everything in our lives is fulfilled in His good time, He will accomplish his purposes faithfully in our lives.
Our Father which art in heaven, thank you for making us the apple of your eyes, thanks for watching over our every step and take us safely through the paths of life. We ask that your care may always be reflected in our lives. In the name of Jesus, amen.
By Dr. Franz Rios and Pablo J. Rios.