November 29 Lion’s Eyes

Image by Carrie Grant

Image by Carrie Grant

Daniel 6:1-28;  2 Peter 3:1-18;  Psalm 119:129-152;  Proverbs 28:21-22

Remember Daniel

humble servant of God most High

exiled from his homeland,

away from God’s House,

but always in His presence

by faith.


Remember Daniel

braving the wrath of foreign kings:

Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar,

and Darius

stayed true to the One

True God

who opened his eyes

to understand what the seers,

astrologers, magicians and enchanters

could not.


Remember Daniel

who interpreted dreams

and read the handwriting

on the wall

because he humbled himself

before the Lord of Lords

and not the gods

of foreign kings.


Remember Daniel

on his knees in prayer

surrounded by lions with jaws

snapped shut

held tight in the grip of angels

through the night.


If you’re staring into

the eyes of lions

or the writing on the wall

remember Daniel

and pray

and trust God with

your life!

He is the same God of whom

Darius King of the Medes


“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.”

Daniel 6:26-27

Lord God, thank you for rescuing us from our enemies–sin, death and Satan.  We know that we can come to you in times when lesser enemies threaten our walk with you–that may even threaten our very life.  We trust you to keep us ever near to you and to your love.  We give you all our thanks and praise!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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