Fire and Lions
Why did Daniel have to go into the Lion’s Den? Why the Shadrach, Meshech and Abednego have to go into the furnace? Why didn’t God save them? He could have…He can do anything! Right?
My husband Jeff has claimed for years that I live life looking for my field of clovers. I keep waiting and hoping for the day that there are no more struggles. The day when bad things stop happening. When children no longer suffer because of the stupidity and selfishness of adults. He was right! I do, or did.
Why did Daniel have to go into the Den? Why did the 3 brave young man have to experience the fire? Because it wasn’t about them, it was so much larger than that. It was about the need to change laws, to make new proclamation, to rid governments of evil men. These men understood that. They stood firm in their God saying,
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. BUT even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship any other god. Daniel 3:17-18
Even if He does not…even if I never find that field of clovers, it doesn’t matter. God uses all things for my good. He has redeemed everything; it’s not future tense, its present. I don’t have to wait for it to turn to good, because I believe and trust in God, it is good!