I like that moment in the Bible between Daniel 2:13 and 14. Daniel and his friends weren't even in the courtroom when their death sentenced was passed. But at the king's command, the troops went out to commit wisemanicide throughout the capitol. Daniel and his companions were on the hit list, and not much was going to stop the king's men from their task. At the end of verse 13, we are left hanging as we pause to wonder how Daniel will escape. Then, with a calm word in the face of the storm coming his way, Daniel asks "Why is the decree from the king so urgent?" Of course we know the answer to that; the king isn't getting any sleep due to a certain dream that he can't recall in the light of day. When the king is sleep deprived and none of the wise men have an answer for him, well; when the king suffers, heads will roll. That's sort of what kings did to their problems or at least to those who could provide no solution back in the day.
Much of the storyteller's art comes right from the Bible. Throughout the word of God we find teaching moments, miracle moments, and moments of dire peril for those we love. For these are not characters in some story, these were people who lived and their story comes down to us from thousands of years back in time. Take a little time today to enjoy a good story from the Bible. Look for that Bible moment when a life hangs in mortal peril. See God's goodness as He comes to their aid. And know that in your moments today, He is with you always even unto the end of the age.
Longing for that moment when He snatches up the Church to be with Him forever!Bucky