Daniel 2:17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions.18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
God’s Word never runs dry! There is always something new to learn! When reading through Daniel again, I noticed the verses above. What jumped out at me was that Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah are called Daniel’s companions. I knew they knew each other (obviously), but I hadn’t realized that the Bible actually called them that. (Yep, I’m kinda slow.)
I thought how wonderful it was that Daniel had friends to turn to during a time of adversity. He has someone to join him in “desiring mercies of the God of heaven”, or in other words, someone to pray with him. Daniel and his friends had been removed from their homeland and taken to Babylon. Talk about hard times! They were in a foreign country which did not serve the living God. However, this didn’t stop them from doing right. Daniel, and his friends, stayed true to God despite great obstacles.
I was thinking about how wonderful it is to have friends like that myself. I have been blessed to have Dixie, Audri, Amanda, Kristy R., Ava, Melody, Pamela, Rene, Micki, and many others in my life! They have prayed for me, encouraged me, or done kind things to keep me going during some very dark days. I have also had the blessing to meet many new friends through this blog. I’m thankful to have Kristy Jo, Tori L., Mary L., Stephanie A, Christiana K., Rachel S., Alice F., Laura T., Wendy B., and many more of you that are kind enough to visit! And, of course, I am so thankful for my flesh and blood family: my mom and my sister, Melanie.
What a blessing to have so many “companions” to lean upon for prayer and strength during this journey called “life”. Thank you for being my friend.
With a heart full of love,