Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Say a little prayer

 photo courtesy of Reuters on Yahoo!News

photo courtesy of Associated Press on Yahoo!News

Our computer is broken and as a result I have been using our INSANELY slow and old laptop.  But I felt like I should post about this.  Most of you have seen the crazy amounts of news coverage about the rescue of the trapped miners in Chile.  Makes you smile, doesn't it?  This story really got me thinking- When was the last time I saw something happy and uplifting in the news that had this much coverage?  Ummm... pretty much never.  I sat last night and watched different news stations cover this miraculous rescue.  I keep thinking about it today.  In a world where there is so much tragedy and misfortune, there is so much good to be seen that isn't.  But these miners have made me double take and look at the world that I live in and all that I have to be grateful for.  How many wonderful things happen to me daily. 
The earth is filled with sorrow and turmoil, and many people feel lost and alone, physically and spiritually.  Yet, here is proof that God lives and still assists in miracles today.  An Associated Press news article said this-
                    'They emerged looking healthier than many had expected and even clean-shaven, and at least one,
                    Mario Sepulveda, the second to taste freedom, bounded out and thrust a fist upward like a prizefighter.

                  "I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God," he said...'
I just keep thinking about the role that our Heavenly Father must have played in these men's lives to sustain their hope and well being, and about the role he plays in my life. 
As you see all the coverage of the miners in Chile, take a moment to say a little prayer to thank Heavenly Father for the miracle of these men's lives and to thank Him for all the blessings and miracles that are present in your own life!