Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Never Impossible

Daniel 2:24-27

24 Then Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to execute the wise men of Babylon, and said to him, “Do not execute the wise men of Babylon. Take me to the king, and I will interpret his dream for him.”
 25 Arioch took Daniel to the king at once and said, “I have found a man among the exiles from Judah who can tell the king what his dream means.”
 26 The king asked Daniel (also called Belteshazzar), “Are you able to tell me what I saw in my dream and interpret it?”
 27 Daniel replied, “No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about,..."

After Daniel was praised and thanked God, he immediately went to the commander of the guard and asked him to not kill anyone and take him to Nebuchadnezzar.  That's a lot to ask from a prisoner.  How many times does the prisoner ask for favors without giving something in return?  But Arioch was on Daniel's side.  He had already presented Daniel and his three friends to the king.  But now, Daniel took what God had revealed to him and wanted an audience with the king.  

The king accepted and wanted to know if he knew what the dream was.  Daniel started out saying that no one can explain that mystery.  How could anyone know any part of the dream when the king wouldn't reveal any of it to them?   It was more a trick.  God wouldn't have any of it and showed Daniel the vision.    When up against the wall, sometimes divine intervention is all we have.  Have you noticed that when we think it's impossible, God comes through and as you look back on the situation later you realize how simple the answer really was? God's way is not always about impossible, but about possibilities.  I am thankful for that.  

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