Friday, August 17, 2007

Bad to worse ... Utah mine cave-in claims 3 rescuers

"This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." --John 15:12-13
It's a scenario we always know can happen in any tragedy ... rescuers gather and enter a dangerous situation as they always do, even in the face of peril, to help others.

The Utah mine that collapsed in Crandall Canyon and trapped six miners a week ago has now claimed three new victims in a second cave-in. They were experienced miners, part of the rescue mission, who risked their own safety to help their fellow man. It shows the love of mankind that is deep within us ... putting the life of another ahead of our own.

It takes a special fortitude to follow disaster by putting your own life on the line to rescue others and, yet, our police officers, firemen, and emergency personnel as well as volunteer search and rescue teams of divers, mountain/alpine rescuers, canine teams, and others do it whenever they are needed.

May God bless them all ... may God bless the families of the miners now left behind.

1 comment:

Carl Kilo said...