When I discussed the book of Zechariah with friends this summer, one friend summarized this chapter this way: "God goes all out." I love that. God loves His people. He cares for them extravagantly. In this chapter I see God giving them hope, and encouraging them to trust Him.
On that day the Lord their God will rescue his people,
just as a shepherd rescues his sheep.
They will sparkle in his land
like jewels in a crown.
How wonderful and beautiful they will be! (Zechariah 9:16-17 NLT)