There are people we look at and wonder if they would ever be open to the things of God – wealthy people, powerful people, important people, or famous people. Others that we may put in that category are those who may be evil and opposed to the things of God (they may even be a bit frightening). It may, however, simply be a loved one, a family member, a neighbor or an employer. At any rate, we more or less, write them off as beyond being influenced for Christ… Let me tell you, Daniel 4 blows that line of thinking (you owe it to yourself to read the whole chapter)!!!
Daniel 4 is really an “open letter” from Nebuchadnezzar himself, king of Babylon, the most powerful man in the ancient world and about an experience he had with the Living God. Here it is in his own words…
“King Nebuchadnezzar to all peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth… It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me. How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders! His Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion endures from generation to generation… At the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored Him who lives forever. For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation; all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and He does according to His will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His hand or say to Him ‘What have you done?’ Now I Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are right and His ways are just; and those who walk in pride He is able to humble!”
Wow! Builds your faith doesn’t it! Believe me, God ways to reach people like that! In this case He used Daniel to help facilitate it (check it out – Daniel 4) … Hey, He may just use you or me to help reach someone like that with the gospel as well!