Week 19 7/3/2016
Title of drawing: "A Miraculous Rescue" (Daniel 6)
Sometimes the right decision can have scary consequences. Trapped in the dark of night and finding himself prey to a room of hungry lions, Daniel faced certain death when a decision to worship God ran counter to man's authority. What did Daniel see? Could he see anything? I think it's safe to assume he thought his death would be violent and immediate being thrown into a lions den. But it wasn't. He didn't die. Did he sit there for hours? Did he dare to move? When his eyes adjusted to the darkness around him how many lions could he count? By his release at sunrise Daniel could bear witness to the supernatural. His faith led him to a circumstance where he saw God move. God miraculously rescued Daniel.
The expressive marks in and around these lions merely hint and point to God's power at work that night to close the mouths of these lions and rescue this man.
Changing our selfish hearts and rescuing us from our sin is also miraculous. Only God himself can do this. All our efforts of perfection and consistency fall short and miss the mark. When we accept Jesus's life, death, and resurrection as authoritative to our lives God miraculously rescues us. A new relationship with our creator can begin. In every day life or in the face of death what have we seen? How can we bear witness to the rescue and transformation of our own lives because of what God has done?
View the time lapse video HERE.
Listen to the sermon HERE.