Your weekly love note from God (as imagined by Sandhya!)
Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to present a defence to you in this matter. If our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire and out of your hand, O king, let him deliver us. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods and we will not worship the golden statue that you have set up.’
The story of my faithful servants Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego has been famous for many years. People tend to focus on the miracle of how they survived the fiery furnace that the King had placed them in. But I want you to pay attention to something else: they were put in the furnace for refusing to worship anyone but me. They willingly took the risk of death, not knowing whether they would survive, in order to be faithful to me. What are the things that distract you from honoring me? What are the gods that those in power ask you to worship? How might you model for others how to resist those gods?