Congregation Learns A Good Moral
And the moral for the story is, "TRUST GOD IN EVERY SITUATION YOU FIND YOURSELF IN FOR GOD IS IN CONTROL."
This admonition was among the final lines of a skit titled "But God" directed by Alice Redmond at Duck Creek Community Church on November 6. The skit was based on scripture in Daniel 1-3, read by Narrator Chuck Brechler. The skit brought to life the amazing story of Shadrach, played by Greg Redmond, Meschach, played by Don Van Dine, Abednego, played by Carl Revels, and Daniel, played by Sheri Revels. Scripture tells us that Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego were ordered into a fiery furnace for not bowing as commanded by King Nebuchadnezzar, played by Jim Snodgrass, in front of a large golden statue that the King built to be worshipped. Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego remained loyal to their one true God, despite threat of death by fire. It was reported in scripture that the furnace was so hot it even burned the guards, played by Frank Gagliardi and Debbie Gocke, who threw the three faithful men into the fire. King Nebuchadnezzar marveled that Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego were not burned up and wondered at the fourth man , whom the King refers to as looking like "a son of the gods", who miraculously appeared walking around in the fire with the three. He wondered and was amazed by those who could not be swayed to worship false gods. In the end, the King calls Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego out of the fire and is in awe that they are not burned, singed, or harmed in the fire in any way--not even a hair on their heads is burnt. King Nebuchadnezzar exclaims, "Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants They trusted in Him and defied the King's command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God."