Daniel in the lion’s den: Bible story about bravery.
Mark, Sandra, Jackson, Benjamin, Bartholomew, Crystal, Jesse and Thomasina also found themselves cast into the lion’s den.
They were just as brave as Daniel.
They were equally as faithful to their God and their purposes.
But they got eaten.
The writer of the book felt that their stories would not be quite as dramatic as Daniel—who survived a full night with lions without being devoured.
We don’t know why.
It could have been that the lions picked up a stomach virus and couldn’t keep anything on their tummies.
It could be that the cave he was thrown into was darker that evening because of a rainstorm outside.
Yet we choose to believe that Daniel was spared because Daniel was special.
But if you choose to believe that scenario, then you have to assume that all the good saints and souls who have lost their lives for a cause selected to be self-sacrificing on a week when God found them somewhat mediocre.
I don’t think that’s the way it works.
The big stories always make the news–and a man surviving a night with lions is certainly worth some print.
But let us not forget those who were faithful, whose deeds were not rewarded on this side of mortality—did hopefully receive great prominence in eternity.