All of you witnessed it. The capsule being hoisted out of the ground with a previously entombed miner. Thirty-three times (plus the rescue workers) we witnessed a miraculous rebirth. Another chance at life. Miners pointing to the sky, or making the sign of the cross, or kissing Mother Earth. Some miners fell to their knees in humble, thankful prayer. Made me think I should spend more time there....not in Chile, but on my knees.
The shirts with the word Gracias Senor! (thank the Lord, or thank God) emblazened across the front seemed appropros.
Lots of dedicated folks deserve a big Gracias shout-out. No doubt about it. Thanking El Senor is a good place to start.
I haven't been lifted out of a dark, hot mine into the blinding light....not literally. But most days I recognize the blessing of warm sunshine in my life.
So...today....Friday....is Gracias Senor! Day. I'm giving the Big Man a shout out for those miners. I'm giving Him an extra shout out for the love of my family. I'm even shoutin' out for the opportunity to blog. Yup....and for you, too.
You got a gracias for El Senor? Don't be shy....leave your shout out in the comments and we'll all be grateful together.
Have a glorious weekend.