Reading: Daniel 2:48-49 NIV
 Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men.  Moreover, at Daniel’s request the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego administrators over the province of Babylon, while Daniel himself remained at the royal court.
Thought for Reflection: This quite a turn up for the book! Daniel, the slave, hundreds of miles from his home, having a place of power and influence along with his three friends. It’s not the end of the story by any means ( think of fiery furnaces and lions) but Daniel must have felt “thus far, has The Lord led us”. God can do far more than we ask or imagine – for Daniel and for us!
Prayer: Lord, help me to take heart from Daniel and to stand for you like he did.