Friday, November 10, 2017

Daniel in the Lions' Den: An Angel Message

Daniel's Answer to the King, Briton Riviere (1840-1920)
 Briton Riviere, specialized in painting animals, and his depiction of Daniel in the lions' den is a  vision of the power of faith.  Daniel was 80 years old when he was thrown to the lions.  From his long history of being faithful to God, he knew to turn away from the hopeless human condition and to look to God for the answer.

"My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have  not hurt me:.." (Dan. 6:22)

Not only did an angel of the Lord shut the mouths of the hungry lions, but God restored Daniel to his rightful position within the King's government.  His jealous rivals, who prepared Daniel for a lion's meal, ended up being the ones who were served his fate. 

Figuratively there are times in life where we may feel like Daniel, trapped in a situation with overwhelming odds against us.  Our hungry lions may take the form of a health challenge, a loss of a loved one, financial struggles, or relationship betrayals.  By following Daniel's example, looking away from the growling fears that are eager to swallow us up, we can turn to God and know that He has sent his angels to be with us. Victory will come in the morning.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen