Jesus Our Rescuer

by Dean Rerekura

So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”

Daniel 6:16

All he did was pray. He knew who to obey. He turned his face, to that Promised Place, for there his hope would stay.

His stance they could not stand. His integrity was out of hand. So they convinced the king to condemn as sin, the faith of this great man.

The rock was brought in, secured by the Kings ring, and the den covered, and darkness smothered after Daniel was cast within.

Daniel was condemned to die. A victim of a vicious lie. The King took no delight, and for him a sleepless night, tortured by innocent’s cry.

Daybreak, it took a year, and Darius in great fear, ran to the tomb, to inspect the room, and see if God appeared.

But his frown was about to go, for as he looked below, a smiling face and amazing grace, was everywhere on show.

“God saved me, my lord”, as they lowered the cord, he was lifted out, and they all danced about, and the bad guys instead were mauled.

It was another day, when another rock rolled away. A different seal, broken for real. And we all shout hooray.

The lion of Judah, sin and deaths victor, and we turn our face, to the one who was disgraced, but now King and Lord forever.

So where ever you go, you can know, you’re forgiven of sin and invited to come in, with a transformed life to show.

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