We are never alone.
As believers, the Spirit of God lives within us.
God reminds us of this as we read the historical account of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego being thrown into the fiery furnace because of their faith in God.
As King Nebuchadnezzar watched the furnace expecting to see all 3 of them burn, he witnessed a miracle. There were actually 4 men in the furnace and they were walking around, unharmed. Nebuchadnezzar described the 4th person as a ‘son of the gods.’ An angel. And this angel was walking around inside of the furnace with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, waiting until it was God’s time for the door to open so they could come out.
God protected them. He sent an angel as a visible symbol of his care and concern for them.
God still sends angels today. In our lives, angels most often take the form of another believer whom God sends to be a visible symbol of his love and care for us. The Holy Spirit lives inside of every believer. As a result, when we do his will, our hands become his hands. Our words become messages from God.
Or sometimes God still sends angels from heaven. Maybe you’ve met one? And maybe you’ve met one but you didn’t know it.
And there are other times when we may be physically alone but God’s spirit within us makes us very aware than we are not spiritually alone.
God is very alive within us.
And he walks with us through the fire…
through the pain…
through the uncertainty.
Great is your faithfulness, Abba Father!