Readings: Daniel 2, Matthew 3:7-17
Light Dwells 
Daniel’s second chapter highlights God’s wisdom and power by giving Daniel the ability to know both the king’s dream and its interpretation. Above all, Daniel gives all the glory to God. He starts with, “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons… reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.” Do you dream often? Some of us have similar recurring dreams that probably mean something is trying to bubble up from our subconscious mind. For example, we dream of being lost, or we can’t find a classroom, or our teeth fall out, or we are surrounded by kittens and oh-so-happy. What? You’ve never had the kitten dream? Kidding aside, if we have a troubling dream or unsettling thoughts, God is the One that unravels mysteries. In addition, Daniel said light dwells with Him. When I was a child I had night terrors, and I did not know how to ask God to be my light. How many people do we know right now going through some sort of terror or darkness? Could be cancer or separation or loss or depression, illness or loneliness or fear. How can we be God’s light for them? Further, how can we help them have the good hope that Christ can give? Your challenge on this 9/11 anniversary is to shine with God’s light and hope for at least one person. Reach out in a new way and listen to their dreams. With His hope and light, Tracy