Thirty three Chilean miners, who have spent over two months one half mile underground are being rescued now. One at a time they are coming up in a capsule that has been specially designed for the trip. They are emerging to cheers, music and tearful reunions with loved ones. But beyond that, the entire country of Chile has been watching and rejoicing with the miners. You might say that the whole world has been watching the progress of the drama and now the sucessful outcome. Perhaps this is something like it will be as we emerge from our life on earth's surface, one at a time, and find ourselves in the courts of God. We have been trapped below for a lifetime and God has drilled a tunnel wide enough for one to come down and rescue us and for us to travel with our rescuer back to Heaven. As we emerge, into Heaven's light, we'll probably be stunned by the brilliance, something like the miners as they are released from their coffin-like vehicle to the light of day. The cheers of the crowd may capture the cheers and tears of loved ones and friends that will also greet us one day as we move from earth's surface to heaven's glory. It's hard to beat the joy of a great rescue...it's hard to beat the motivation people have to rescue their loved ones and friends. We, have have met the Savior, have found the vehicle that has been sent to save us. Now we wait our turn, as others go ahead, to be lifted up to a glory high above!
2 Corinthians 4:13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak, 14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.
blessings to all the "miners" in Chile and all of us who stand waiting to climb aboard the rescue vehicle to Heaven,