Jerusalem shall be inhabited as villages without walls, because of the multitude of people and livestock in it. And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lord, and I will be the glory in her midst. (Zechariah 2:4–5)
“To which God says in Zechariah 2:5, “I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lord.” Yes. That’s it. That is the promise. The “I will” of God. That is what I need. And if it is true for the vulnerable villages of Jerusalem, it is true for me a child of God. God will be a “wall of fire all around me.” Yes. He will. He has been. And he will be.
And it gets better. Inside that fiery wall of protection he says, “And I will be the glory in her midst.” God is never content to give us the protection of his fire; he will give us pleasure of his presence.” John Piper
Sometimes we’re not enough on our own. We look at the impossibilities of the day, at the messy floors, at the lack of sleep and wonder how we can do it all, how can we be enough? This thought of God building a wall of fire around me to protect me and being the glory in my midst is so incredibly inspiring. How can I go wrong no matter what I do if His glory is in my midst? Won’t everyone stop and notice how amazing, how bright, how powerful He is if He is right here in my midst. They won’t even notice me, they will look straight to God, and isn’t that how it should be? It doesn’t matter if I’m enough and it doesn’t matter how much I do, not when there’s something so huge and powerful in my life. All I need to do today is stop thinking about myself and focus my eyes on His amazing love and power and soak in His glory. He makes me beautiful, He makes me worthy; just by choosing to be with me.