Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Simple Act of Prayer

I had to pause and reflect a bit when I read the story yesterday about the 33 miners in Chile who have been trapped alive by a collapse for 20 days now. The report that these men will likely be down there for another four months until a rescue tunnel can be drilled was difficult for me to comprehend.

Earlier yesterday, Leslie told me to count my blessings. That's for sure.

Grand Junction blogger Todd Transmeier, himself a former miner, touched on this today in an excellent post that put forth a simple way to offer prayer for the miners' safety, resolve, and sanity as this ordeal continues:
Until these men are freed, I am going to say a little prayer for these men every time I turn on a light switch. I just need a reminder and I thought a fitting reminder would be to turn the dark to light using the resources provided by an underground miner.
I'm going to do the same. There really isn't much more to say except to keep these men in your hearts as the rescue operation continues.

Oh, yeah - count your blessings.

1 comment:

The little old mom who lived in a shoe said...

Very well said! I will do the same. I like the reminder of the light switch. When we weren't sure of the outcome of the Utah miners recently I thought of them every time I turned on a light.