Monday, December 4, 2023

When A Woman Steps In

I sometimes feel like women are often overlooked, which is why I love to discover little-known women of the Bible.  

I was struck this morning by what appears to be a minor detail in a familiar story - the handwriting on the wall. The Queen mother steps in and mentions that she knows of Daniel, who can interpret dreams. How would the story have turned out if the Queen had not known of Daniel? 

Let's backtrack.

In Daniel 5, King Belshazzar is partying; he uses the gold and
silver goblets from the holy temple in Jerusalem. King Belshazzar then sees a mysterious handwriting on the wall in response to the