This week we turn the corner away from the history in Daniel’s prophecy and look to his visions and apocalyptic pictures. In what could be seen from our perspective as a graphic novel, Daniel gets a vision of these four beasts and is very unsettled by it. Yet, right in the middle of that, we discover that he has an Isaiah moment which for me, defines how we ought to view any “kingdom” here on Earth.  The line from one of our worship songs has been coming to mind: “You reign above it all, you reign above it all. Over the universe and over every heart…” Our joy and comfort is found in that truth, regardless of what is happening all around us.