Monday, March 16, 2015

Walking Out Of Fire....

Let's start with....I am so glad these names are not still not "trending."
"Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar, “Your threat means nothing to us. If you throw us in the fire, the God we serve can rescue us from your roaring furnace and anything else you might cook up. 
But even if he doesn’t, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference
We still wouldn’t serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up.” 
~Daniel 3:16-18

So the story goes, King Nebuchadnezzar, gets furious...."his face purple with anger",
throws them in the fire, after he turned up the heat 7 times hotter than usual.
the men that carried them in the fire were killed while the fire itself went nuts  around Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
King Nebuchadnezzar freaked out at what he saw. 
“I see four men, walking around freely in the fire, completely unharmed! And the fourth man looks like a son of the gods!”
Nebuchadnezzar got closer to the fire and yelled, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the High God, come out here!”
At this point, "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego walked right out of the fire."

After thorough examination by all of the upper muckety-mucks in town....
it was unanimously declared.... 
"The fire hadn’t so much as touched the three men—
not a hair singed, 
not a scorch mark on their clothes,
not even the smell of fire on them!

What does this have to do with you and me today...March 16, 2015?
The Very Same God that protected these three bizarrely named men....protects us.
No matter what type of fire you might feel today....
whether you are looking at someone else's....or feeling the heat on your own skin....
Remember, Our God is in it with us and enough to rescue us from it.

Thank You God for bringing us through all of our fires, big and small, without as much as the smell of smoke on us.

In His Dust,

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