In these days of COVID-19 it is easy to become tired, discouraged, and lethargic. Everything takes so much effort that we feel like we are barely treading water. Zechariah speaks to a people who have a similar mindset. To them the prophet speaks a word of encouragement saying, "Stand your ground and let your hands be strong. God is here to empower us and help us get to the other side." May we keep looking to our prodigious God who is able to meet all of our needs - and abundantly more.