Today is the eighteenth day of Advent. Each day I will post a short blog aimed at kids that will help tell God’s story from the beginning to the birth of Jesus. And each day Meghan, my wife, will make a Christmas Tree ornament that helps us to remember the day’s Advent lesson. If you want to make them along with us all you will need is some felt, some glue, and some ribbon.I hope you will join us each day this Advent.You can catch up on any post you may have missed by clicking here.
My parents have a cat which I think is kind of mean and grumpy. And not grumpy in the ha ha internet kind of grumpy. He is grumpy in the ‘I am going to jump in your lap so you will pet me, but then I will decided that if you touch me I will scratch your face off‘, kind of grumpy. I am exaggerating a little. He has never scratched my face off, but he has given me a few good whacks, and more than a few scars to my sister.
Animals make me nervous. I think they are all teeth and attitude. But my (middle) name sake, Daniel had more reason to be nervous around animals. You see Daniel faced an issue. Some very powerful people didn’t like him, they didn’t like that the king liked him, and they didn’t like that Daniel loved God. They came up with a plan to get Daniel in trouble.
If Daniel worshiped God he would be tossed to hungry lions. He did, and he was. God did something I don’t think Daniel knew God would do, he ‘closed’ the mouths of the lions, he kept Daniel safe.
You won’t likely be thrown to lions, at least I hope you won’t be. But you will likely face things that make you wonder if faith is worth it. It is times like these that we have to trust God. He can close the mouths of lions. He can help you face your problems too.
Today on the eighteenth day of Advent we remember that we can trust God in the face of any problem.