Readings: Daniel 4, Luke 17:11-17
At our wonderful friend’s funeral, we all spoke of John’s humble, kind and giving heart. He had done exemplary work as a professor, university vice president and dean, research sociologist, author, international speaker, mentor. Yet, he was always true to his faith and intent on serving his community. In Daniel 4, God forced Nebuchadnezzar to stop praising himself and give God all the glory and acknowledge His power. Most importantly, the king shared his lesson from the Most High God with the people “in all the world.” John already walked with the Most High God and didn’t need to learn the lesson. As a result, he shared God’s Word and care everywhere he lived and served. Our prayer is to be humble servants, too. Wouldn’t we all like to be remembered for our godly goodness and giving hearts? The humbled king said, “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.” (Daniel 4:37) Above all, giving God the glory with humility and joy, Tracy