This morning the news announced that the drilling has broken through to the Chilean miners who are trapped more than a half mile underground. They have been waiting for more than 2 months for be rescued. As I added my prayers to the many who are praying for the safe conclusion to this operation, I couldn't help but be reminded of the words of Psalm 40:2: He pulled me out of a horrible pit, out of the mud and clay. He set my feet on a rock and made my steps secure. (God's Word translation).
There is nothing that these miners can do to reach the ground level. It is only the diligent and costly efforts of the community above that will bring them to safety. May God in his grace set their feet on a rock and make them secure. And may we be greatful for the many times God in his grace has done the same for us.