Today we come to concluding part of the series on extracting deeper truths from the valorous account of Shadrach, Mesach, Abednego as enshrined in the third chapter of Book of Daniel:
And what of the future of these 3 heroic characters? It may never have seemed more rosy than when “the king promoted them to even higher positions in the province of Babylon” (Daniel 3:30). Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of Shadrach, Mesach and Abednego for a moment and contemplate. Their future, which had seemed so dark and bleak, without any hope when they landed in Babylon as exiles, never held so much of promise as now. Virtually, their ‘desert’ had been transformed by God’s faithfulness into a ‘locale abounding in life-giving cool streams’. Talk of not only streams flowing, but also roses blooming in the desert…
Wouldn’t our promise-honoring God do as much for us, when we seek Him with contrite hearts even while languishing in the ‘deserts’ of our own making…in case we are “there” now? The Good news with a capital “G” is…He would! Remember, Christian life of walking with our gracious and merciful God begins with repentance, and is sustained by repentance. Hallelujah!
Prayer: Father, we simply worship Thee for Thy Grace and Mercy which is displayed time and again in our lives marked by constant repentance. We praise you once again in the Matchless Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for creating streams in the deserts of our own making. Amen.
An unworthy servant
J and SM Ministries
(To access the entire “Streams in the Desert” mini-series, please click here.)