If our God, whom we serve,can save us from the white-hot furnace and from your hands, O king, may he save us! But even if he will not, know, O king, that we will not serve your god or worship the golden statue that you set up.” Daniel
I know that I wrestle with the whole notion of praying to the Divine One to intervene in human life directly and specifically. This is often when a loved one or friend confronts a health or financial difficulty in his or her life. Do I believe that the Divine One directly intervenes in some lives but not in others? Is it a question of some prayers being answered and others not? Is it a function of how well or how hard one prays? None of these questions leads me to a very satisfactory conclusion.
However, the three yooung men in the fiery furnance offer an alternative. If the Divine One can intervene, I pray that the Divine One will intervene to reduce or eliminate the issues and challenges. But if that does not happen, it changes nothing; it really makes no difference. I am called, as we all are, to discipleship to The Divine Word. My life should reflect that reality,, no matter what the realities of my life might be.