“O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
- Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Before a coffee bean is roasted it is hard, green, has no taste nor flavor and its unique characteristics are hidden deep within, only through the roasting process and through fire are its qualities brought to life and revealed.