Their story has captivated me the last few weeks. As a dad I can’t even fathom the idea of my son stuck deep in a flooded cave with his teammates and coach, days of wondering if he was even alive. It’s hard to imagine what it’s been like for that group of Thai soccer players trapped for a week in a dark cave before the first rescuer finally showed up. Day after day of thick darkness and suddenly a search light pierces the despair and a voice promises that help is coming! In a way, I think that’s what Jesus was getting at when he said:
“I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.” - John 12:46
Just like that rescue diver promising that help was coming, Jesus steps into the darkest caverns of our heart and offers Himself, the Light of the World, to rescue us from a hopeless and tragic ending to our story. I don’t pretend to know the condition of your heart today, but if you find your soul stuck deep in a dark cavern of self, please know your rescuer has come for you, brought light into the darkness, and is inviting you to trust Him to take you to the surface where you can breathe in new life!