Thursday, October 14, 2010
"He brought me up out of the pit of destruction..." - Psalm 40:2
I mentioned in a previous post that I couldn't stop watching the incredible rescue of the Chilean miners. Their story is made more remarkable by their ample testimony to grace and mercy, as already noted. The world was deeply moved by the scenes of reunion, and more than one Christian commentator has seen in this story a hint of resurrection and new birth. No wonder. So if we are moved by this blessed but temporal rescue, how much more should we rejoice in the eternal rescue of immortal souls from the miry and dark pit of destruction. The tears of joy shed rightly here for the 33 Chilean miners and their families, are surely an echo of a still greater joy found among the angels of heaven in the repentance - in the rescue - of one sinner who is turned to God our Savior. It is Christ who came from above and descended to the darkness of our helplessness to raise us back to the brightness of his Day.