Daniel Jefferson was one of the captives taken from Salem 7 when Babel conquered the gamma sector of space.
Many of his compatriots hated their captors, but he held no anger. He had been raised in the royal palace, given the best of education, food, and comforts. He simply accepted his circumstances as what was.
Found to be intelligent and wise, he had been given every advantage, including free access to any documents or educational materials. They were grooming him to be an advisor to King Hazardous. He purposefully looked up the sacred Scriptures of his homeland, and he found them inspired.
Daniel learned that it was the God of his forefathers that had given him the wisdom. He learned to deeply love and trust God.
He also learned to fear his king. He had watched the group of advisors shrink. Many were executed for bad advice or upsetting the king. One was launched into open space without a pressure suit because he wore a color that displeased the king.
Daniel was not looking forward to the day he would begin his service, but God reassured him, telling him there was a reason why he had been placed there.
The royal armada was driven deeper into uncharted space as the king sought new peoples to conquer. Months without any new discoveries had made the king edgy. He wanted his advisors to show him which way to turn, and when they failed they were dispatched and Daniel was in the group of replacements.
God told Daniel He was about to judge the king. It would start when Daniel proclaimed the kings impending defeat and death.
When asked for counsel some in the group stepped back. Others stood silent. Daniel took a deep breath, stepped forward, and started to speak.
I wrote this story a while back but chose to put it here for “Fun Friday”. Can you recognize the story? I have been writing considerably less lately, but as always hope to get back to it again.