Here is the second part of Dr Annang’s exposition of this chapter: passion, pluckiness and the Presence!
14 Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the gold image which I have set up? 15 Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?”
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. 18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”
Well! It is all over. I have had the treatment at Sheffield and now, God willing, will regain strength gradually over the next weeks. My grateful thanks for your prayers and support over this time. I can`t begin to count the number of messages and people who have been praying for us during this time. Most of all I thank God that although I had some trepidation he gave me peace in my heart. He has never promised we would be free from ailments but He has promised to be with us through them. When we were at the hospital I was able to take my own music to listen to while I was having the treatment and I chose to take the album ‘Year of Grace’ by Robin Mark. Read the rest of this entry »