haven't posted much about #thepanoramicbible recently, so thought it was time for an update! :) as you may guess, this is daniel in the lions' den. so many bible illustrations depict daniel as totally chill with his lion companions, but can you imagine how he must have felt? he didn't know whether he was going to survive or not. his faith and his humanity surely did battle in those first few minutes, as he looked in terror on the creatures that could rip him apart, as he eyed the human bones scattered around him: all that remained of the lions' previous victims. the sheer joy and relief (and perhaps nervous caution) he must have felt as he realized that his God had closed the lions' jaws- I can't imagine it.