Daniel started well, and Daniel finished well. He was a man who lived the great majority of his life as an exile in a distant land. He did not waver in his allegiance to God. Daniel’s integrity had staying power. When Daniel was thrown in the lion’s den, he was likely in his 80’s. And yet in that undesirable place, he not only trusted God, but he experienced in rich measure the saving power of God. Some of us may find ourselves today in life situations that are far from what we had hoped for in an earlier day. God is ready to meet us right there – and to show us displays of His glory that we might otherwise miss.
Pastor Tim Haugen