"But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets"
The king was angry. "You all have meant to make up a meaning so that you can deceive me! If you are magicians as you say, you will know what the dream is as well as the meaning of it! You will all die!" Plans were put in motion for the execution of all the wise men of the kingdom, but Daniel quietly asked the executioner the meaning of the sudden declaration. Upon hearing of the king's request, he immediately asked for a one day stay. He called his friends to call upon God, and he went to bed and slept well. In the midst of his sleep, he dreamed what the king had dreamed the past night. In the morning, he asked permission to speak to the king. The king immediately asked Daniel if he could reveal the dream to him. Daniel did not make this 'his moment,' but he announced a momentous truth to the king: "There is a God in heaven!" He proceeded to recite the dream, and the king listened, amazed, as he revealed the meaning of the dream as well. The lives of the wise men of the realm were saved, and the king had an understanding that God is in Heaven.
We appreciate the people who came in to church this morning, and we enjoyed our worship time. One gentleman stopped in to see 'his friends,' and we were so glad to see him. It had been a long while since we had seen him. His daughter is in my EN class that I teach each week. Please pray for us at the mission. Thank you.