Friday, April 15, 2011

Faithful Friday Faves: Daniel

Posted by Lisa Laree to Beer Lahai Roi

Can I just say that, in my most HUMBLE opinion, Daniel is one of the coolest dudes in the Bible? There is so much in the book that bears his name that is encouraging to believers in an unbelieving society.

We just happened to have had 'The Second Annual Very Veggie Pickle Party' in our Friends Club (Middle School Girls) class Wednesday night; festivities include a costumed cucumber contest, Pin the Tooth on the Cucumber, eating veggie pizza and drinking V8 and watching an episode of Veggie Tales. Since the unit we're currently studying is Peer Pressure, I took in the classic Rack, Shack and Benny.

Mr. Lunt: Hey, Boss, how many guys did we throw into the furnace?
Mr Nezzer: Uh...three?
Mr. Lunt: Well, there's FOUR guys walking around in there now! And one of 'em is REAL SHINEY! And, Boss,...they ain't burnin' up!

Of course, the veggie version did not show the true picture of the furnace, heated to seven times its usual temperature, killing the soldiers who threw Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah (their actual Hebrew given names, by the way) into the fire. Given that little detail, those Hebrew fellows should've been dead before they even hit the flames. But...they weren't.

Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!"

So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them. -- Dan. 3:26 - 27

The ropes that had bound them, however, were gone.


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