(photo from wikimedia)
Anxious to hear about the Chilean miners, I woke up around 1:30 a.m. and turned on the computer. What joy to learn that at 12:11 the first miner emerged, safely taking the twenty minute journey in The Phoenix, the rescue capsule named for the mythical bird that rises from the ashes. It was a half mile ride to take his first breath of fresh air in 69 days. A new lease on life. The sight of his seven year old son sobbing as he ran to his father brought tears to my eyes.
Smiling, I went back to bed filled with gratitude to God and His Angels, both heavenly and earthly, whose prayers and diligence made this miracle possible. Later this morning, when I woke up again, I turned on my little radio in bed. Ode to Joy was playing. A perfect selection for today.
Was it just me, or did the sun seem to have a softer radiance this morning as it peaked through a cloud over the fields?
Mario Gomez, one of the rescued miners, said, "I met God. I met the devil. God won."
Interesting how the crowd was chanting Chi Chi Chi Le Le Le. Chi is a word that means universal life force.
Wishing you a joyful day with your Angels,