Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nebuchadnezzar's Dream (Daniel's Days 2)

In Daniel 2 the story of Nebuchadnezzar having a perplexing dream is told. The King demanded someone to tell him what dream he had, as well as what it meant. When none of the "wise men" in the palace were able to do this, the King demanded that ALL wise men be put to death. This included some of the Israelite nobles living in Babylon. When Daniel heard that he and his friends would be put to death, he beseeched his friends to beg the Lord for the dream and interpretation. The Lord did give Daniel the dream and Daniel relayed it to the King. The dream involved a statue made of gold, silver, bronze, iron, clay. Different parts of the statue represented different kingdoms that God would establish.

We went outside and collected stones to make a statue. We tried to find ones that were goldish, grayish, etc. for the different parts of the statue. We then acted out the story with the stone knocking it over, fun! I love how this shows God is in total control, even over kingdoms that are not "Godly." I love how Daniel did not take credit for the dream interpretation but gave it to God.

the point? God is in control!

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