Survival

I’ve been following the story of the miners in Chile who are, as I write this, being rescued one by one after spending 69 days trapped underground.  The fact that the men were able to survive so long is such an inspirational and astounding story.  It really goes to show the strength and power of the human spirit.

As I was reading more about the rescue today, something one of the miners said made such an impact on me that I had to share it.  The article states that one miner, after escaping, said, “I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God.”  Those amazing words made me think of how easy it could have been for the miners to give up, to grab onto the devil, and lose their spirit. But they didn’t!

These miners are quite an example of what the human person can overcome – physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. It’s quite a miracle.  I’m thankful to God that the rescue is going smoothly and I pray that all the men recover quickly.

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