Read Daniel 3
I love the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. It’s a great story to share with kids when explaining God’s might and ability to overcome circumstances. It’s also a great story to remind adults that God will come through in the perfect moment.
There’s a 3rd reason I love this story and I’ve been processing through it today.
Not much in life is guaranteed, but the Bible is clear that tough times will come our way. Job loss. A family member passes away. Our kids struggle in life. Our car breaks down. We don’t get the promotion. Our other car breaks down. Divorce. Sometimes our lives can feel like the proverbial country song.
There is not one of us who haven’t, at some level, gone through difficult seasons. No doubt some are more difficult than others, but nonetheless we all go through these seasons.
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Read Psalm 136
Psalm 136 is a passage I’ve read many times before. You probably have too. I have to admit, most times I read it I skip the lines that say His faithful love endures forever so that I can read it faster.
I recently read this passage again but read every line. This time the tediousness of the repeated line caused me to wonder why the writer would write His faithful love endures forever over and over again. As I pondered that question it struck me that many of the lines in this Psalm are reminders of what God had done for the Israelites. He brought Israel out of Egypt. He acted with a strong hand and powerful arm. Give thanks to him who parted the Red Sea. He led Israel safely through, but he hurled Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea.
We moved to Orange County from San Diego a few years ago and were surprised by how many people we met who never visit San Diego. Many of them didn’t know how many great things there are to do. I took the time to make this map to share some of my families favorite things to do in San Diego.