A dramatic three-day rescue of a Thai soccer team from a flooded cave came to an end this past week when the last boy and the coach were plucked from the underground cavern. One Thai Navy Seal died a week ago in a mock rescue attempt. We all watched with anticipation – praying for these kids and their coach to be rescued.
I can’t imagine the days the team spent in total darkness. I have visited tourist caves before, perhaps you have too. There’s that moment when the tour host turns off the lights and you are in pitch darkness – can’t see the hand in front of your face. It’s eerie.
As I contemplated this situation spiritual lessons came to my mind. My heart is like that cave – dark. That’s why I need the light of the gospel to shine revealing to me my true condition.
Only then, can God apply his healing touch giving me spiritual sight. This of course occurs with regeneration – being born again, but even in my Christian life there’s a measure of spiritual blindness involved. I need daily the light of the Word to open my eyes to my sin and blind spots. The boys were helpless too.
They needed someone to rescue them. We too are without hope and the only Rescuer who is qualified to come to our aid is Jesus Christ.
Dear friend, have you been rescued? Are you saved? It’s not through church attendance or good works, but it’s by the efforts of another – the Lord Jesus.