March 2, 2016

Read Daniel 7:16-28
When it comes to a book being made into a movie, I tend to want to read the book before I go to see the movie. Usually, there is so much left out in order to condense a book into a movie that having read the book first makes me feel like I know the back story behind the scenes. That, and I like to be able to picture the characters in my head without having them tied to some actor or actress.
Another obvious reality of reading the book first is that I know how the movie will end. Sometimes this is a bit of a letdown, but other times it is reassuring. While everyone else is poised on the edge of their seats in suspense, I can sit back and relax because I know that all is made right by the end.
When Daniel had his prophetic vision found in Daniel 7, he didn’t have the benefit of having read the Book. His vision of the end times terrified him and left him pale and shaken. While Daniel had no idea he was doing so, he was literally writing a portion of the book we now know as the Bible. Because we have read the Bible, we know how the story ends. That means we can sit back and relax, knowing that God will one day redeem history.
Do you have confident faith in a crazy world? If you don’t, ask God to give you that faith today.

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.