Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel,
and cast him into the den of lions.
Now the king spake and said unto Daniel,
Thy God whom thou servest continually,
he will deliver thee.
. . . Then the king arose very early in the morning,
and went in haste unto the den of lions.
And when he came to the den,
he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel:
and the king spake and said to Daniel,
O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God,
whom thou servest continually,
able to deliver thee from the lions?
Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths,
that they have not hurt me:
forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me;
and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
Look at Jonah in the fish belly–
surrounded by gastric juices and sucked in seaweed. . .
He prays. . .
Before he can say amen,
the belly convulses,
the fish belches,
and Jonah lands face first on the beach.
Look at Daniel in the lions’ den;
his prospects aren’t much better than Jonah’s.
Jonah had been swallowed,
and Daniel is about to be . . .
Or look at Joseph in the pit,
a chalky hole in a hot desert.
The lid had been pulled over the top
and the wool had been pulled over his eyes. . .
Like Jonah and Daniel,
Joseph is trapped.
He is out of options.
There is no exit.
There is no hope. . .
Though the road to the palace
takes a detour through a prison,
it eventually ends up at the throne. . .
Such are the stories in the Bible.
One near death experience after another.
Just when the neck is on the chopping block,
just when the noose is around he neck.
Max Lucado He Still Moves Stones
Let us ‘Walk in Grace’ together
for there is ‘joy in the journey and good times in the going’.