Family Home Evening-
Daniel and The Lion’s Den
Supplies: Lion of some sort...picture, stuffed animal, plastic or wooden figure, toy
There was a new king in Babylon. His name was Darius. The king chose some men to help him. Daniel was their leader. The other men did not like Daniel. They wanted to find a way to get rid of him, but they could not find anything that Daniel did wrong because Daniel was faithful to God. The wicked men knew that Daniel prayed to God. They went to the king to have him make a new law. The new law said people could not pray to God. People who did not obey the law would be put into the lion’s den and the lions would eat them. But Daniel was obedient to God and still prayed three times a day. One day the wicked men caught Daniel praying and told King Darius. King Darius knew that Daniel had to be put in the lion’s den. The law could not be changed, so the king commanded that Daniel be put into the lion’s den. The king told Daniel that God would save him. The king fasted all night. He could not sleep. The next morning the king went to the lion’s den and called out to Daniel. Daniel answered. The lions had not hurt him. God had sent his angel down to shut the mouths of the lions. The king was very happy because God had helped Daniel.
Daniel 5, 6