Christian Short Stories
God Keeps Daniel Safe in Lions’ Den
By Greg Miller
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Daniel was among many Jews being held as captives in Babylon.
Favored by God, however, Daniel was not just a captive; He was blessed to be chosen as one of three presidents, who were among 120 princes who assisted King Darius’ ruling of his kingdom. The other princes conspired against Daniel, but could find no fault in him. In Daniel chapter six, verses 5-9, we are told, “ Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever. All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.”
Daniel, who continued to pray with open windows three times each day, was cast into the den of hungry lions.
“I’m starving!” exclaimed Leo.
“Supper’s here!” Leonardo shouted.
Leo and Leonardo, along with Lucy, Lisa and Larry, thanked God for His bounty.
“God is certainly taking care of us,” smiled Lisa.
“Lucy, Lisa, Larry, Leonardo and Leo,” God whispered.
“Yes, Lord,” Leo answered.
“This is Daniel, my faithful servant,” said God. “Don’t hurt him in any way.”
“We won’t even think about it,” Leo promised.
“But if Daniel isn’t our supper, when will we eat?” Lucy complained.
“Don’t fret,” the Lord said. “You’ll miss supper but breakfast will be here in a few hours. Breakfast will more than make up for the supper you’re missing.”
“Thanks, Lord,” Leonardo whispered.
Daniel had already curled up against Larry’s warm fur coat and was fast asleep. Along with morning, King Darius came to check on Daniel. “God protected me all night,” Daniel told the king.
“Wonderful!” King Darius exclaimed. “Now I have to take care of some business.”
Daniel was pulled out of the den. King Darius ordered the men responsible for Daniel’s ordeal, and their entire families, to be thrown into the lions’ den. Kicking and screaming, the people spiraled down toward the lions, which devoured them before they hit the pit’s bottom.
King Darius realized Daniel’s God was the one true God and issued a decree in Daniel 6:25-27, stating that he knew God’s kingdom would not be destroyed and would never end.
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