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Escape Rooms

on March 5, 2017

 

30543604984_a2c9e7138dDaniel 6:19-23   “At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”

 

 

Escape Rooms have become popular here in the southwest. In some areas, they are becoming a social phenomenon. I’ve heard some people have used them as the “new thing to do” for birthday parties!

These rooms are part of a physical adventure game in which the players are locked in a room (usually a prison cell, dungeon) and must use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a certain time limit.

Some people have had panic attacks in these situations, but for the most part they are viewed as exciting and fun, since participants realize they are a “set-up” and they are not in any real danger.

But, Daniel’s incarceration in the lions’ den was not a social game.

Because he continued to worship God, even though King Darius had commanded no one to do so, Daniel was thrown into the Den of Lions.

He didn’t have to solve a puzzle. He wasn’t part of a social experiment.

But, he did have faith. He believed God would protect him. He was an obedient follower of Christ who wasn’t going to stop worshipping God for any reason.

Thrown into the den of ferocious lions, he was freed the following morning by the king after witnessing the power of God to save his faithful servant by shutting the mouths of the hungry animals.

Daniel experienced God’s favor and protection. He honored God, knowing that he might very well lose his life.

As Christians, let’s exercise our faith by likewise standing up for what is good and right and honors God.

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