But If Not . . .

Recently, I have been watching someone I love go through a very difficult thing. My heart aches for her, as we sit and talk, and run the "what if's" over as she struggles to make sense of her new reality.

As this trial for my loved one has unfolded, I have found myself reflecting on one of my favorite stories from the Old Testament, the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.

I love this story because of three little words...

But if not...

The Three Amigos, as I lovingly call them (please don't thrust me down to hell for that one...) refuse to bow down to the King's idols. The King is angry, and tells his servants to make his fiery furnace seven times hotter than usual so he can burn these guys alive. The King mocks them, and says that if they didn't fall down and worship his idol properly, he would thrust them into the fiery furnace and they would burn to death. And really, who did they think would deliver them? Not their silly God. He, their King, was the one with all the power.

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