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Eight Hours in The Lions Den

by Michael Pratt

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a piece of a longer writing project. You can view the entire project here: Eight Hours in The Lions Den

The following is a piece of writing submitted by Michael Pratt on November 27, 2008
"Happy Thanksgiving!"

Eight Hours in the Lions Den Part 4

Daniel didn’t even feel it when he hit his head on the wall of the den. It completely blew him away when he saw the figure. He couldnt say a word he just stared as the figure looked back. It was almost unbearible to look at as it was so bright!

"Daniel fear not!" The figure said again.

Daniel continued to stare with his mouth open and could not say a word. He then remembered lion’s den! He looked around for the lions and noticed them poised at the white figure and not moving a muscle or even a hint of a growl! Daniel finally got up the nerve to say something.

"Wh-who, wh-what are you?"

"'I am' sent me to protect you. I have shut up the mouths of these lions so you will be safe. You as a faithful follower, will be used to get King Darius' attention."

Daniel still could not believe it. He was standing before an angel of the Lord! Never in his whole life has he ever experienced anything this extreme before. He encounted the Lord in dreams but never while awake. Daniel pinched himself hard to make sure that it was not a dream! The angel was beautiful, all white and there were outlines of its armour that was round about it, simular to Roman type armour, even the helmet. He wanted to reach out to try and touch the angel, but he didnt want to attract the lions to hiself. Daniel kept one eye on those lions in case they lost intrest in the angel but from the looks of them they were mesmorized by that angel and have yet to move from their spot in fact they never batted an eye to Daniel. It was as if the angel had complete control of them. Daniel’s heart beat continued to race and he wanted to know all there was to know about heaven and what it would be like once he got there.

Daniel stood up slowly so as not to disturb the lions.

"Be not afraid Daniel the lions will not harm you!" The angel obviously knew Daniel was still concerned about the lions.

Daniel walked closer to the figure. The lions still poised to the Angel. He reached out to one of the lions to see if they could even see him the eyes of the lion looked at him briefly then turned back to the angel. His had continued to reach out to the lion to attempt to touch the lion. Closer and closer he got. His had touched its mane and he pulled back quickly. Daniel reached out again but this time approching closer to the lion. Daniel managed to touch the lion on its main and the lion looked at Daniel again but didn’t move a muscle let alone attach or even growl! The mane of the Lion felt somewhat wirey and soft at the same time. He could not believe what he was doing. He was able to touch a lion!

"Amazing!" Daniel said out loud!

Daniel turned to the Angel and headed for it.

"Do not attempt to touch me or you will surely die!" The angel warned!

Daniel retreated back a couple of steps even past the the Lions.

"I have so many questions that I would like to ask!" Daniel said excitedly!

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