The enduring impact of Daniel’s faithfulness to the Lord is as inspiring to us as it is instructive. After watching his servant emerge from the lions’ den unscathed, King Darius not only rejoiced but also worshiped Daniel’s God. Consider, for a moment, how remarkable it is that two pagan rulers voiced the eternal glory and power of Yahweh because of the witness of one man. The consistency and perseverance of Daniel were powerful tools for advancing God’s kingdom in a difficult place. His presence in Babylon was even instrumental in Israel’s return to their homeland. Today, our lives possess similar potential. Though our eternal impact is rarely the result of magnanimous moments and accomplishments, the steady, constant witness of trusting God through all of life’s hills and valleys has profound influence on those around us. Ultimately, only eternity will reveal the full ripple effect of our commitments to Christ.
How do you want your life to make a difference for God’s kingdom?