Daniel prophecy, A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 6 – Daniel’s prophecy. Daniel from the Bible is still a well-known figure today, almost 2600 years after he lived. He was a contemporary of Confucius’ day. Though we mostly know Daniel by his first name, we associate him with such incredible life stories as Daniel in the Lion’s Den (when he was 83 years old!), Daniel and the Fiery Furnace, The Handwriting on the Wall, and his interpretation of dreams. He predicted the coming of the Messiah and the exact date of Jesus’ death – 600 years before it happened! Daniel was a Jewish prophet and known to be a good man. Even his enemies regarded him as a man of integrity and faith. Nothing negative has ever […]
Bangladesh is one of the world’s poorest nations.  Nearly half the population lives on less than $1 day.  Think about that for a moment. The official state religion is Islam, however there are several churches there, and the churches have been growing faster than the population rate for the last 50 years.  Some of the churches include Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Church of the Nazarene, and a rather large one called Muslim followers of Jesus.  There are tens of thousands Muslim believers who claim to follow Jesus but it is hard for them to leave their Muslim background.  It can be almost impossible to find a job, your family can be persecuted, and you are disassociated from the community. The Bengali […]
I read a statistic recently that said about 75% of Americans think “being good” will get them to heaven. That must include a lot of church-going people in that statistic! In response, my analytical mind always wants to ask, “How good do you have to be?”  Is one really good heroic deed enough?  Or does the good have to outnumber the bad – and if so, what is considered bad, because that is equally important to the equation. And do little white lies count as bad?  You get the idea. Ironically, the statistics on charitable giving and doing is far less than the 75% who think being good will get them to heaven.  Do most people generally think they are a good […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.