Daniel 3:26-27 (NIV)
26 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, 27 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.
Nebuchadnezzar and all the gathered officials from every nation got to see Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego with the fourth in the fire and delivered out of the furnace, unbound, unharmed and free. As we go into new seasons of outreach on the campuses, in our workplaces and communities, may this be what they get to see in our meetings and our gatherings: us meeting the Lord personally and powerfully in real time and in real space (through the Spirit)!
Lord, thank you for the season of outreach you are taking us into. As we powerfully encounter you in the fire, may others be drawn in to see you and be led to their own encounters with you! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship to the song “This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham (click here).