[From the version for families with children]
Daniel is given a vision of what is going to happen at the end of the world. Matthew, Mark and Luke have similar stories offered by Jesus and his disciples as they stand before the great Temple. The book of Revelation has similar stories.
It sounds like a scary time, yet Jesus our King is in charge and with us. The picture of the man in linen white…Though Daniel lives centuries before Christ, he gets a glimpse of Jesus in this man dressed in linen. I’m reminded of Revelation 7 we read a few weeks back, how the suffering of the saints caused their clothes to become white when they were drenched in the blood of the lamb: Jesus.
So we come to the end of book of Daniel which has been with us for the past thirteen Mondays. This young teenager went through adventures, saw visions—every moment if his life, he was touched by God because he was willing to be close to God and to do what God wants. If you and I have that same desire, God will show us what we need to know about the deep, inner meaning of things. This does not only mean at the end of the world, but at the end of each moment, when we pause and spend some time being quiet. God will give us the wisdom to understand what situations and events mean from God’s point of view. Hey, now there’s a point of view I would like to have!
Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.
In the season of Kingdomtide this year, we read the Book of Daniel.
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