The Pit

Many of you watched at least part of the rescue of the Chilean miners. Like you, my wife Sonja and I were washed over with emotion when they pulled out the first one. As they came out of the bored hole that was over a half-mile deep, I noticed that they all had on the same tee shirt. I don’t understand Spanish, but I was able to interpret the phrase, “Thank You Lord” on the front and, “To God be the honor and glory” on the back.
It took some research to figure out what the main section of writing was just above that phrase. I learned that it was a quote from Scripture found in Psalm 95:4.
In Spanish, it reads, “Porque en su mano estan las profundidades do la tierra. Y las alturas de los montes son suyas.”
In English: “In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.”
Perhaps you feel as if you are in an inescapable pit. The story of these miners point to a Rescuer whose desire is to set you free from your pit.

I waited patiently for the Lord and He inclined to me and heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.

Psalm 40:1-2

Don’t give up. Jesus really does love you. Whatever your “pit” is, may the amazing rescue that we witnessed in Chile give you new hope in your Redeemer.

Ralph

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