August 4, 2013

I thought my life was set in 1989, when I returned to working in my church office after a long maternity leave. I thought I would work there until my death, but God had other plans.

The years before I stepped down from my position were painful, but had I not, you would not be reading these words today.

Daniel’s removal from Jerusalem’s court was also painful, but God had a plan for him.

Daniel 1:21, “And Daniel continued there even to the first year of King Cyrus [at the close of the seventy years’ exile of Judah in Babylon, which Jeremiah had foretold].”

“As Joseph rose in Egypt by interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams, so Daniel, by interpreting Nebuchadnezzar’s was promoted to be governor of Babylonia, and president of the Magian priest-caste…But Daniel and John were not in immediate contact with the congregation, but isolated and alone with God, the one in a heathen court, the other on a lonely isle (Revelation 1:9).” Critical and Explanatory Commentary, Vol. I

Isolated and alone with God is a good place to be.