The story of the ChileanÂ miners trapped undergroundÂ for more than twoÂ months captivated the world.Â People checked the newsÂ daily to discover the latestÂ developments. I was glad toÂ hear that the 33 men wereÂ given Bibles to read.
It must have been a veryÂ challenging, fearful time.Â The miners were in the dark,Â 622 meters below the surfaceÂ of the earth, separated fromÂ family, and with limitedÂ supplies. The rescue effortÂ was brilliant. A capsule wasÂ sent down through a narrowÂ tunnel to save each man oneÂ by one. What a plan! ThatÂ capsule was a lifesaver.
Each man had to putÂ his faith in the capsule andÂ actually step through theÂ door if he was going to beÂ brought up safely. If theÂ men had merely chosen toÂ admire the capsule or put aÂ picture of it on the mine wall,Â they would have been left inÂ darkness rather than living inÂ the light of the sun again.
This is how many peopleÂ treat the Lord Jesus ChristÂ today. They say He was aÂ good man, some people evenÂ hang a cross around theirÂ neck or have His pictureÂ on the wall. However, theyÂ have never believed in HisÂ sacrifice to save them fromÂ the power of sin in their livesÂ and from the judgment GodÂ says sin deserves. Could thisÂ be you?
The Lord Jesus Christ left aÂ wonderful place of light called HeavenÂ to come down to this dark sinful worldÂ to pay for our sins on the cross. GodÂ requires judgment for every sin, noÂ matter how small in our eyes. Just as theÂ capsule did all the work for each minerÂ so that they could be saved, ChristÂ paid for our sins on the cross. We needÂ to personally put our faith in Him forÂ salvation. He is the one who can bringÂ us to God and into the marvelous lightÂ of knowing our sins forgiven.
The Lord Jesus Christ wants to giveÂ you eternal life. He wants to lift youÂ out of the darkness of your sins and theÂ eternal condemnation they deserve. HeÂ will bring you into His light, His joy,Â and His forgiveness. He is the door toÂ Heaven and to a fulfilled life here onÂ earth ( John 10:9,10). The Lord JesusÂ said, â€œI am the light of the world. He whoÂ follows Me shall not walk in darkness, butÂ have the light of lifeâ€ ( John 8:12). What aÂ Saviour! Will you trust Him?
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