I love watching thunderstorms that have lots of lightning. Scientists tell us that lightning is hotter than the surface of the sun! That’s really hot!

In our Bible Reading, three Jewish men – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – refused to pray to a false god. They knew they should only worship the one true God. The king became very angry. He threw the three men into a furnace. This furnace was heated “seven times hotter than it usually was” (verse 19b). Even the men who threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the fire were killed by the heat.
But God took care of these three men. They came out of the fire. The people “could see that the fire had not burned Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Their bodies were not burned at all. Their hair was not burned, their robes were not burned, and they didn’t even smell like they had been near a fire” (verse 27b). Wow! These men truly served God. And God took care of them.
God will help you stand strong today, too. Depend on Him.