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Daniel 3:18

In the book of Daniel, three men are about to be thrown into a fiery furnace. They have refused to bow down and worship a false god – an image made of gold. The king is doing everything in his power to get these men to worship the idol of the times. He is furious that they refuse to bow like everyone else in the surrounding culture.

The men reply, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if He does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

But even if He does not.

I have blogged since 2009, mostly about adoption and all that involves. Life is changing, though. Culture is changing. The Church is changing. I am changing.

But even if He does not.

This phrase is one I have clung to over the past year, more than any other Scripture. No matter what, God is good. God is true. God is holy. God is worthy of my devotion, my love, my worship, my praise, and my willingness to stand up for His Truth and His Word.

But even if He does not.

Even if God does not rescue me, answer me, speak to me, heal me, help me… He is still God.

Sometimes I feel like those men in the fiery furnace – so different from the culture in which I am living. I look around and see people all around me bowing down to pressure, money, idols, false theology.

I want to cling to the God who saves me.

But even if He does not.

I will cling to Him.



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