[Nebuchadnezzar] replied, “But I see four men 
unbound, walking in the middle of the fire, 
and they are not hurt; and the fourth 
has the appearance of a god.” - Daniel 3:25 (NRSV)

When I was young, I used to go with my grandmother to paint ceramics. She would let me pick out a piece to paint. After I finished painting, my grandmother would put the piece into the incredibly hot oven, then take it out and put a protective glaze on it...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, in moments of suffering, grant us peace as we seek to be transformed into the likeness of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Daniel 3:13-28

Thought for the Day

God does not promise to keep me from the fire but to be with me in it.

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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