Ancient of Days

“As I kept watching, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took His seat. His clothing was white like snow, and the hair of His head like whitest wool. His throne was flaming fire; its wheels were blazing fire.” Daniel 7:9 HCSB

Standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon I was awestruck by its beauty. It is absolutely amazing. I find it hard for anyone to not believe in our creative God. The beauty of the Grand Canyon is without comparison and is hard to describe with mere words. Not even a picture does it justice. One must stand at the rim of the Grand Canyon and take in the beauty of God’s creation to really appreciate its magnificence.

Just as words fail to describe the beauty of the Grand Canyon, words fail to describe the majesty of God. Daniel’s description of God pales in comparison to what he actually saw. God having a body and hair may or may not be true. Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well that, “God is spirit” (John 4:24). We must assume that Daniel’s description is more imaginative than literal. When it is difficult to describe something, we usually use words the other person might relate to or understand. Daniel’s description of God is similar to the description of Christ in John’s Patmos vision in Revelation 1:12-20. The term “Ancient of Days” describes the eternal nature of God. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

Challenge: We can only imagine what the majesty of God really looks like. Know that a wonderful and creative God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you. Thank God that He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow and that you can always trust in His faithfulness and character. Listen to “Ancient of Days” as sung by Petra (one of my favorite groups) on YouTube at

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