Where Is God When It Hurts?

When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into the furnace in Daniel 3, Nebuchadnezzar asked, “Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?….But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods.”

That “fourth” man was the pre-incarnate Christ.

Jesus doesn’t wait for us on the other side of our pain. God (Immanuel) is with us in our “furnace.”


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