Imagine being taken from your home, brought to a hostile land, and forced to serve a foreign government. As Daniel and his companions learn what it means to serve God in exile, they live faithfully with steadfast hope in God’s promises and protection. Powerful kings rise and fall, but God is at work—establishing a kingdom that will surpass and crush all other kingdoms. Like Daniel, we cannot always understand God’s plan, but we can rest in his active direction over all things large and small, looking forward with hope to Jesus’ eternal reign.