A Biblical Response to Current Events – 7-11-18
Lost and Found…and Rescued!
What’s Happening: “The whole world has been glued to their screens (TV, phone, tablets and laptops) for news of the “Lost Boys’ (http://www.subdeo.com for short blog – go to archives for July & scroll down to 7/5/18), a 12-boy soccer team and their coach who got lost cave exploring and later trapped by rising monsoon waters deep in Thailand. Although quarantined, all healthy (https://www.yahoo.com/news/trapped-thai-boys-being-closely-watched-health-problems-212226907.html). Millions kept track of their rescue and parents can hardly wait.”
Knee-Jerk Response: “The coach needs to have his head examined. What was he thinking?!”
Biblical Response: “He’s only 25…cut him some slack! Seriously, some are hailing him as the real hero in this thing. Imagine trying to keep a dozen boys (11-16-year-olds) calm…for 12 days…in total darkness! Too bad he is countryless, though I’m sure many would claim him… (https://www.yahoo.com/news/coach-ek-unlikely-stateless-hero-thai-cave-drama-074751040–spt.html). What a feat!”
“Christians? We should rejoice anytime the lost are found…we surely were (Luke 15:4-6). And we hopefully prayed…if not, now’s your chance…they will have a long road to walk down in the future. Others lost? Yes…all over the world. Just because their story is less publicized does not mean they are less lost…or cared for! (Matt. 18:14)”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us all to have Your Father-heart, caring for each precious soul as if it was our very own; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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