Hebrews 12:1-2

"..let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..." - Hebrews 12:1-2

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Poem About Daniel and the Lions

When Daniel was thrown into the den
Was he confident in Your plan for him?
Did his heart race fast with unchecked fear?
"Daniel's Answer to the King" by Briton Rivier
Did his eyes fill up with questioning tears?

Did he pray silently to You?
Was he afraid to make a move?
At what point did his fear subside?
When was he comfortable inside?

Did the lions nuzzle up to him in that place?
Did they sniff him out, breathe on his face?
Did they wander around in that place unbothered?
Did their ears perk up as he called to you Father?

When the king came calling, did the lions arise?
When he shouted his greeting, was there hope in his eyes?
When the response came, did his heart soar?
Was the moment punctuated with a lion's roar?

Daniel - servant, prophet, faithful
Lions - creatures, passive, powerful
King - tricked, trapped, released
A wonderful story of God, man and beast.

- Written 07MAY12

I encourage you to read the entire account of Daniel and the lions.

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