Peace in the Midst of War

Part 10 of Living as Exiles: Considering the Book of Daniel – We all know what it is like to be disappointed—to have our high hopes dashed by a swift dose of reality. Such experiences can be devastating, both emotionally and spiritually. Often what is needed is “expectation management”—an approach that prepares a person to face an unwanted experience with strength and courage. Daniel’s vision does just this, as it prepares him and his people (and us) for a protracted conflict, but with the hope of a certain and glorious end.