Tuesday, January 14, 2014

132) Learn Lessons - God never leaves us alone

"God whispers to us in our joys, speaks to us in our difficulties and shouts to us in our pain."
C. S. Lewis

In August 2010, an old copper mine in Chile caved in, trapping 33 miners, 2300 feet underground. Seventeen days after the accident, a note written in bold red letters appeared, taped to a drill bit, when it was pulled to the surface. It read: "We are well in the shelter; the 33 of us". After 69 days they were rescued, with the help of sophisticated technology. When trapped underground, they sang hymns and prayed. One of them revealed: "There were actually 34 of us, because God never us down there".

What a comforting thought to know that God is with all the time. The pity is that we do not sense His presence. We are busy working out things our ways, caught up in distractions, often trying to move away from Him, that we do not feel the warmth of his nearness. Even when we spurn Him, He does not go away, because He loves us more than any can or will. He just wants a chance to love us. It does not mean that we will rosy days. If trials and tribulations come our way, He is using means to make us strong, to steel us. It cannot be denied that problems test us and bring out the best in us. When we have faith in Him and trust Him, He will guide us out of the crisis. Be assured.

Do our children believe this? Do they trust in the love of God?

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