Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Dirt on the Chilean Miners!

I love how God was exalted during this weeks rescue of 33 Chilean miners... so I am reprinting a report by Lillian Kwon of Christian Post Reporter. Enjoy...

"When the 33 trapped miners in Chile emerged from underground, at least two dozen of them were wearing T-shirts that proclaimed "Gracias Senor," or "Thank you Lord.

Christian Maureira, national director of Campus Crusade for Christ in Chile, who helped provide the shirts, said the miners wanted to recognize and thank God publicly as the world watched the anticipated rescue this week.

The miners were rescued on Tuesday and Wednesday after being trapped in the San Jose mine in Chile since the Aug. 5 cave-in.

During the 10-week stint some 2,000 feet underground, Jose Henriquez, 55, stepped up as a spiritual leader in the group, leading prayer services at noon and 6 p.m. each day. “I am fine because Christ lives in me," wrote Henriquez, who is part of a Pentecostal church. He also quoted the Old Testament passage Psalms 95:4 – "In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him." That passage was printed on the back of the T-shirts that a majority of the miners wore as they were pulled out to safety this week.

Also, several of the miners gave testimonies about meeting God while trapped.

Responding to those who wonder where God was during other cave-ins where miners died, the CCC Chile director commented, "I believe that God is sovereign and all miners – either those that have survived or those who have died – accomplish the will of God." Unquote.

I am reminded of that famous quote about, "There are no atheists in the foxhole"! Probably none buried underground for 69 days either! Blessings...

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