Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Miracle In Chile
I find myself unable to think of anything else today, as one by one the trapped miners in Chile are being rescued. I turned the television off last night after the 4th miner was on the surface, but I kept waking up and turning it back on to make sure nothing had gone wrong. As I type this, the 11th miner has been reunited with his family.
I can't imagine what it must have been like for these men. The first 17 days with little food and no idea if they would ever be found, the remaining days in a small space, temperatures like that of a sauna and only their faith to keep them hopeful of a rescue.
There is so much bad news in the world. Seeing so many nations work together to save these men is a miracle in itself. The fact that we have the technology to go a half mile into the earth and bring up these men, another miracle. The rescue workers who unselfishly volunteered to go down into the hole, leaving safety to save others are heroes. There are many more men to bring to the surface. I feel as if the world held their collective breath when they brought up the first miner and won't exhale until the last has climbed out of the capsule. Isn't it wonderful to see something on the news that is positive, hopeful and makes your heart sing?