Just a ‘story’ for kids huh…

The artist of this pic (Riviere) obviously was moved to paint such a moving depiction of Daniel in the pit with the hungry creatures.  Oh how the account of the treachery of men is perfectly documented in the 6th of Daniel. Oh yeah, read it in the excellent language of the kjv.

Daniel found favour and was set high above others whose jealousy enraged them to pit him against King Darius, as if a blameless man could be rightfully accused. The king tried to find a way not to keep his word, but he could not, so yep, tossed into the pit, with the king hoping for his life, not eating all night, no music. (This is not going to end well for the men and the families of the sly ones.)

Yet, ‘modern scholars’ agree that this was a mere legend, a ‘story,’ that never happened, that there were no lions, that Daniel was not there, and like the raising of Lazarus, or the creation of Eve, this was mere fiction. Please. Do not embarrass yourself by agreeing with they who were found eaten, and whose bones were proof of their mischief….

Look at the lion to the right, pacing, yet being unable to deliver a fatal blow with a swipe of the paw. Mouths stopped by providence that all men would know there is a God in heaven. The animals who are fearless, yet here are powerless against He who made them, being comfortable in their clenched jaws, their vices unable to open to satiate their hungry bellies.

Note the calm repose of Daniel as he looks up, imagine your own heart and mind, if you were there, and face the fact of a possible death in seconds. The God of Daniel is the God of life, where all creation is in subjection, and see the very real opportunity for all men to have mouths stopped, just like those golden beautiful beasts, yes, mouths stopped in view of He who is High, holy, and lifted up.  Stopped mouths are good things. A great calm is a good thing also, as in the demeanor of Daniel.

Daniel knew this One, as did the baptist, whose life was not spared…such wonders of scripture, such depth of purpose, truly a God above all whose ways are unsearchable but perfect.

And of course, the ones who brought the charge against Daniel, took his place, (including spouses and children) and were sort of mince meat before their feet reached the floor of the pit.

It’s worth mentioning that the sealed mouths of the hungry lions are a perfect analogy of how powerful God’s word is, that is, it shuts every mouth against the petty charges of unbelief, and presents the God of heaven and His word as supreme.

No wonder the Lord is known as the lion of the tribe of Judah.

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17 Responses to Just a ‘story’ for kids huh…

  1. Tricia says:

    I love this image ColorStorm of Daniel in the lions den as it so perfectly shows what your words describe. I kept scrolling back up to look at it as I read through.

    Yes, look up, focus on God above all else and your own time spent in the den becomes not a place of despair and death but a journey with Christ and one of hope and peace.

    Nice name change on the blog too. 🙂

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yay trish, the first responder is in accord.

      Your ‘scrolling’ thought made me smile, cause you too saw the movement that was engaging, I did the same many times.

      I wonder about the mind of the artist when doing something like this, the impressions and thoughts, the reverence; we just do not see artists like this today………who would do a work like this apart from compensation or recognition. Gotta love Daniel though, a truly good man.

      Anyway, tks for the input, and all the best, now off to work.

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  2. atimetoshare says:

    Beautiful post about an inspirational event that truly happened. Thank you!

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  3. I love that painting. I’ve never encountered a real lion, but when I was a little girl, I was followed by a cougar once. We turned and faced each other and I simply tossed him my sandwich. It didn’t occur to me to be scared, I had no awareness and just thought he was like a big cat. That childlike innocence, that faith that knows no fear, that is something that comes rather naturally as children, but often we must relearn it as adults. We grow skeptical, develop jaded eyes. Daniel is not a child by any means, and rather brave too, but his faith is powerful and profound, like a child’s.

    This was just wonderful, “It’s worth mentioning that the sealed mouths of the hungry lions are a perfect analogy of how powerful God’s word is, that is, it shuts every mouth against the petty charges of unbelief, and presents the God of heaven and His word as supreme.”

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yeah, that artist captured the essence of faith there so well, and like you and your cougar friend, maybe Daniel could have said: ‘what lions? I’ll not let then interfere with my prayers………..’

      Looking at the starried skies, the 4 yr. kid need not wait till he gets his drivers license before he ‘knows’ there is a God above, and yep, many will try to ‘unteach’ him, and by so doing, steal from him what is natural.

      No wonder we are reminded not to offend one of these little ones……….

      Tks much ms bytes for such consistent awesome thinking and commenting; we will never know this side of the river the rippled effects of our words, but one thing we do know: truth never goes out of style. 😉

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    • Casey says:

      “…tossed him my sandwich.” That’s awesome. Kids are amazing. 🙂

      Love that painting.

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  4. ColorStorm says:

    You may as well say Joppa and Jerusalem are cities from Fantasy island too………

    It must pain you no end arch to read the accounts of men and women who trusted in the living God.

    Do yourself a favour and read the 6th of Daniel without the opinions of clowns who do not believe it. Try to be honest for once.


    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      I don’t suppose you’ve ever considered calling your blog The Litter Box


      • ColorStorm says:

        Here, arch, your three newest comments addressed all in one place.

        Re. this site then:
        Doesn’t say much about you now does it, to ‘waste’ such valuable time……at the litter box………..

        Re. trish you say:
        ‘that seems to be your description of any opinion that doesn’t agree with yours………..’

        Re. this post about the life and times of Daniel, (I paraphrase)

        ‘Do some research. Fiction. Fable. Daniel never lived. Modern scholars say……blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…………..”

        Now then, I understand your ‘victory’ is to ‘further perpetuate’ the idea that scripture is full of lies………and that by merely SUGGESTING scripture is defective……………you have put a feather in your cap……….

        Guess what? God owns all the feathers.


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    • ColorStorm says:

      Quick quest Lay:
      How do your links get numbered? Automatically, or do you have to enter them each?

      anyway, tkx for the heads up. 😉


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  7. I never tire of plumbing the depths of this story. Keep writing your passion.


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