Dare to be a Daniel

Daniel and friends

Daniel and his three friends; Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, have been  captured from their Judean homeland  by  Nebuchadnezzar and sent back to Babylon  to attend a”royal prep school” of sorts.  They all received new heathen names, and a daily portion of the king’s rich food and the wine which he drank.  Undoubtedly NOT kosher,  Daniel determined in his heart not to defile himself with the king’s provision, and courteously proposed a test to the steward in charge of them , “…for ten days let us be given a vegetable diet and water to drink. Then compare our appearance and the appearance of the youths who eat of the king’s dainties, and deal with us according to what you see…”  God rewarded the young Hebrew’s faith with a superior appearance as well as knowledge, skill  in all learning and wisdom.  At the end  of three years they were presented before the king and found ten times better than all the scholars in the whole realm !

You can tell I am a fan of a little “sparkle”.  If you have access to stained glass supplies, you can use copper foil tape for the accents , gold duck tape or a new tape now available in craft stores called washi tape. It is available in many designs and patterns. Of course the spaces can be “glamed-up” with metallic-colored  gel pens. Don’t forget Melzar’s bracelet!

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