Daniel 3:24-25

“ Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” (v24 NKJV)

Christiantoday.com reports the ordeals of Majed El Shafie, an Eyptian Christian convert form Islam who found himself in prison for his new-found faith. Rejected by family and community, Els Shafie was throne into a prison in Cairo popularly called “Hell on Earth” where he was being tortured day and night. On the third day in prison, the jailers let loose three ferocious dogs (that have been trained to do what their master says) into the dark cell where El Shafie was being held. To the utter amazement of the jailers, the three dogs sat around him, without hurting him. On the forth day, one of the jailers asked him, “I will give you anything you want if only you will tell me the name of the leader of your gang.” He said, the name of our leader is Jesus Christ. If you can catch him, catch him.” What Nebuchadnezzar expected was not what he got. Instead of being burnt in the fiery furnace. Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego were walking inside it unhurt. They were not alone; someone who looked like the Son of God was with them. Like the psalmist said, even when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, God is with you. He has promised not to leave you nor forsake you. He is always with you in the fiery furnace of life to comfort, strengthen and empower. Whatever distress you are going through at the moment, He is by your side. The testimony of God’s presence with you in the midst of turbulence will become a winner to the world.

PRAYER LINE: Lord Jesus, I am grateful that You are always with me; help me to point others towards You


God does not abandon His own in time of distress (NBC)

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