In the image, a caver stands at the exit to a cave with much water flowing fast within.
I have written on many occasions about the times I was underground and my life was at risk and through some providence that I call God I was saved. At the time I laughed it off and put it down to an adventure that was fun (they were always fun afterwards thinking about them when I had the benefit of sitting in a warm safe chair).
Just the other day I watched a documentary about the rescue of the Thai football team. The documentary brought back memories of the weekends that I used to have. Caving was something I started because no one else I knew was doing it, it seemed scary but also exciting at the same time exploring an underground world which also fed my imagination.
One thing struck me when watching the documentary was that when they were diving the children back through the cave in a medically induced sleep one of the cavers said;
I felt overwhelming ownership. I made damn sure that my child was going to get out alive.The Rescue
This really struck me that this is how God sees each person. He has ownership over those that turn to Him and He feels an overwhelming desire to save each person. Needless to say saving each person might require different situations or influences but God puts everything in place that He can to save each person.
This is what God did for me, He saved my life on multiple occasions and He knew how many times and how many prompts I would need before I turned to Him and I am eternally thankful to Him for that.
When you pass through the waters,ISAIAH 43:2a
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
Dear Lord, thank you that you do everything possible to save each person and we bless you Lord with our life and our breath. Amen