In the lion’s den

The issue of justice is a tricky one in our world. In Canada, we look at it from the perspective of innocent until proven guilty; other systems may come at the issue of justice differently.
In today’s reading, Daniel is set up by those who covet his position, his influence with the king, etc., and it’s a tough place to be. It will result in certain death—a cave filled with lions—but Daniel has complete faith in God, as does the king.
Our faith, prayer and devotion to God and God’s wisdom is a certainty. It’s strength for the road ahead. It’s light in the dark, and it’s trust when we can’t find the next step to take.
Daniel’s faith is rewarded as we see in verses 19-22, and the king’s faith grows seeing Daniel survive the ordeal.
In each of our lives, we’re reminded of Paul’s words of reassurance and support in Romans 12:21. Paul encourages us: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” The rest is in God’s hands, as we see with Daniel and the ordeal of the lion’s den.

Loving God, we come to you as poor sinners. Keep us looking only for the moments of peace and light found in your love for all of creation. Amen.

Contributed by Rev. Dr. Rebecca Graham

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