The recent rescue of 33 trapped miners in the nation of Chile had the attention of the entire world. Though it was less reported, the nation of Chile believed the rescue of the miner was a spiritual matter. After the miners were discovered alive 17 days after the collapse of the mine, churches across the nation began praying and did so until the first miner was safely at the surface. Chile’s President thanked the families for maintaining faith saying, “This faith that ended up moving mountains.”
Engineers who worked on the project gave God credit saying the effort was 75 percent engineering and 25 percent miracle. The miners were lead in prayer by one of their own each day, and one miner, 19 year-old- Jimmy Sanchez said there were 34 men in the mine because God never left them. 40 year old Mario Sepulveda told reporters through a translator, “I was with God and I was with the devil. But God won. I held on to God’s hand. At no point did I doubt that God would get me out of there.”
--Rescued Chilean Miner: God won, http://www.christianpost.com/article/20101014/rescued-chilean-miner-god-won; October 14, 2010. Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.
Romans 1:20 (NASB77) “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”