The king could NOT believe his eyes. He saw not 3 men that he had thrown into the furnace… but now there were 4 men. They were unharmed in any way. They were well protected. Through their faith, God had kept them from any danger. They could stand up to the king and still survive… and thrive. God had a higher purpose in keeping them safe. He wanted them to keep living for Him. He wanted them to witness to the king… in profound ways. They got the attention of the king… and they gave God all the glory! Go and do the same!
Please share this to bless others with this verse and the message of hope that it brings. Ask if they have ever narrowly missed death. Ask how that made them feel and if they made any promises to God as a result of that. Hear what they have to say. Whether we realize it or not, we are all living on ‘borrowed time’. We have been redeemed from death by the love of Christ. We owe Him everything. He asks that we live for Him… in big ways and in small things. Make each day count for His kingdom and to serve others. Then, Take Time For God’s Word© throughout the day or as you recall narrow escapes and at 3:25 am or pm. This would be a good verse card to print out and to carry in your pocket or purse. It talks about miracles. It talks about deliverance. It talks about new beginnings. It reminds us that Christ is with us… close to us each day. While we may not see Him, others can see His love working in and through you. Be that kind of blessing to those around you. You are redeemed!!
May our prayers today be for all of those touched by our prison system… guards, prisoners, families of prisoners or victims, and all of those that support these people. We pray for organizations like Prison Fellowship (Lansdowne, VA) that bring the love of Christ into the lives of countless inmates. They leave knowing a love and a forgiveness that they could not have otherwise ever imagined. Support them where you can. Stay blessed in all that you do. Pass it on by going through the fires and by emerging stronger and more blessed… to be a blessing to those who still need Him!