“They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are My people,’ And they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’” Zechariah 13:9b (NASB)
Our passage today is another which is about Jesus Christ and his work as our sacrifice. It speaks first of how a remnant of the people of Israel will see and receive Jesus when He comes again. We have many promises in the Bible about the way God answers prayer. Today’s verse has the words, “They will call on my name and I will answer them.” This is God’s promise through His prophet Zechariah that He will answer our prayers and He will say, “They are my people.” Not all will receive the Lord at his return to Earth and while this promise was given specifically to God’s people Israel, who were His people in those days, He has never changed this promise toward those who have believed – we are His people now because we are part of His family. The promise we can claim today is that when anyone of us calls on God in Jesus’ name, He recognizes us as His own and He will respond. We can count on it – He will respond to our prayer today friends, because we are His people and He is our Lord and God.