The rope lowers him slowly, slowly down into a large dark hole.....
As the man scans the large area, it's so dark his eyes have trouble adjusting, but as they do he realizes he is not alone.
No, he is certainly not alone.
He sees that the guests whom he will be bunking with tonight are not your run of the mill roommates. They are furry and large and look mighty hungry.
Do you think his heart was pounding?
What was Daniel thinking as he saw those mammoth lions?
Do you think the large beasts were pacing?
I find it fascinating that there is nothing recorded in Daniel about what happened in the den that very long night.
I would have loved to know if Daniel was on his knees the entire time or if he was sleeping soundly.
Did he glance nervously at his shady cell mates?
Or did he have an angel sitting with him whispering promises of God's protection to him?
We read In Daniel 6, that "he was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him,
"He trusted in his God!"
It was because of his choice to trust that God chose to deliver him.
And the end of the passage reads....
Then King Darius wrote to all the people, nations and men of every language throughout the land:
"May you prosper greatly!
I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.
For he is the Living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions."
Are you facing something today that requires trust?
Are you wondering if this may be the one time God may have overslept?
Remember the God who delivered Daniel is the SAME God we serve today.
Deliver you from the lions mouth.
As Daniel did so WE must Trust in his provision even when we can't see it with our eyes.
"I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"~Mark 9:24