The Lion’s Mouth

Daniel was a man of prayer. He was thrown to the lions, but lived to tell: “My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths and they have not harmed me (Daniel 6:22).

We must be people of prayer. Our adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).

God will shut the lion’s mouth.

Sorrow and Joy

Their faces showed immeasurable sorrow as they stood mourning the death of son* and brother.

Yet the words they chose to honor Nate’s life speak of coming joy: You have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you (John 16:22).

It seems to me that while he lived, he prayed.

*Nathanael Kok, follower of Jesus and student of Aurora Christian School, died October 3, 2017, in a car accident.