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The screams from the fire were getting louder and louder. Nobody could step in to help the unlucky victims. The skin of the men began to melt and they looked less like humans and more like monsters. The foul smell was unbearable. Their friends could not hold it in any longer. One of them vomited. Another fainted. It was so unfortunate. With no one to help, the unlucky people were slowly reduced to barbeque. “Help us! Hellpppp ussss!!!!” Their passionate pleas rent the air but it was to no avail. The men died like animals and their remains were unrecognisable. What a tragedy.
The king blinked. That would be the fate of the crazy guys who decided to disrespect him. He called Balogun, his right-hand man and gave him instructions. The strongest men in the city were to tie the miscreants and throw them into the fire. Balogun nodded. “It will be done as you wish, Your Highness.” A few minutes later, as the three men were thrown into the furnace, the king expected his earlier imagination to become a reality. He was disappointed.
He shouted and instructed Olori to bring him a bowl of water to wash his eyes!! He could not believe what he was seeing. The men were walking around freely in the fire. There was nothing restricting them. But that was not all. They were now four men! Three men had been thrown into the furnace but they were now four. The fourth man looked like a son of the gods. Quickly, he called the men to come out of the furnace…and they came out! They walked out of the fire with no harm. No third-degree burns. Nothing. Not even the smell of fire on them! The king exclaimed, “Praise be to the God of Sola, Muritala and Azubike…for no other god can save in this way!”
PS. The story is fictional. It is a modern retelling of the story in Daniel 3.
Writer’s comment: Does it seem like you are walking through the fire right now? Are you wondering why God did not help you avoid the fire? Is it looking like you will be destroyed by that situation? Well, God has a word for you. “When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…” (Isaiah 43:2-3). God is in control.
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