Theme = ‘obedience’
This is the real miracle of the fiery furnace: ‘Even if our God does not deliver us,’ they said, ‘we will not serve your gods.’
God doesn’t want an impressive appearance, power, or prestige – he wants something far more important: a humble, obedient, and willing heart.
Do we love God with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our mind? What do we hold back?
Paul, Timothy and Epaphroditus showed in their own lives that it is possible to follow Jesus’ example - however imperfectly, we still need to try.
As we live like Jesus in humble, obedient service, as we work out what God is working in us, so together we will shine like stars shine in the night sky. And other people will see and want the one who makes us shine: Jesus Christ.