Reading: As the visions during the night continued, I saw One like a son of man coming, on the clouds of heaven; When he reached the Ancient One and was presented before him, He received dominion, glory, and kingship; nations and peoples of every language serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, his kingship shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:13-14)
Observation: After reading this first reading to my boys this morning, my son started singing, “You are the everlasting God”. I find that interesting since the visions preceeding these verses were quite an ominous vision of the world controlled by different forms of beasts. I find it important to note that after these verses that I chose for my journal today, the author of Daniel does not stop talking about the four beasts and even talks about the fear that he still possesses even after seeing the vision of the son of man receiving his dominion that would be an everlasting dominion that would not be taken away.
Personification: Humility (Gentleness) I will try and display the fruit of humility to everyone that I meet today and for the rest of my life. My only act of confidence will be in the fact that the will of God will be done in our lives. I will try and not act as if the knowledge of when the king will return is within my understanding and true wisdom exists only in the knowledge of what God is doing in my life.
Prayer: Lord, help me to understand your will for me in my life and what you are calling me to at this present moment of my life. Please direct my will to be in communion with yours at all times. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.