Hope in the Pit
When I first heard news that the 33 Chilean miners were alive and in a mine shelter I rejoiced. It wasn't long before I heard that these miners were also joyful and in good spirits, I immediately thought about our situation on Earth.
The men trapped in the mine are joyful not because they are trapped or even because they have been rescued, their joy lies in the coming rescue, they have peace because though they have not seen their rescuer they have seen evidence that a rescuer exists. We can also have rest and joy in that we have seen God's handiwork, we have seen evidence of His existence and know that relief is coming. There will come a day when we will rest forever in His presence, until that day let us take comfort in the fact that He knows of our condition, He knows where we are, and He knows what we need.