“A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed.”
—Daniel 6:17 NIV
What is the greatest “buzzer beater” moment in sports history? Christian Laettner’s fadeaway? The Stanford Band Play? Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary?
There is something so exhilarating about those plays… Just when everyone thought all hope was lost, a hero comes in and saves the day. But why are they so captivating? What is it about these (eternally meaningless) sport moments that makes us treat them like glorious battle stories? It’s almost as if our souls deep within us are lured to them…
God clearly created us to revere “that” story… The “stone was brought and placed,” and Daniel had no way out. He was screwed, trapped in a den of hungry lions—all hope was seemingly lost.
But God intervened.
When King Darius discovered God protected Daniel the next morning, he understood God as the Ultimate Wielder of Life. Darius wrote later of Jehovah, “...his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders…” (6:26-27)
Daily Battle Order:
What is the area of your life you have given up hope on? For me, it is my wayward family members.
Do you recognize God can overcome all odds? Do you believe He can overcome whatever [X] is for you? Pray, and acknowledge to Him that all things, especially [X], are possible through Christ. God is in control—hallelujah!
Oh, and let me know which buzzer beater moment in sports I’m missing as the G.O.A.T.