On December 28, 1996, Cho Shung-chul fell in a manhole in Seoul, Korea after a drinking binge. Knocked unconscious by the fall, he came to, disoriented. For the next eight days, Cho wandered through the city sewer system looking for a way out. He stayed alive by drinking sewer water and wrapping himself in plastic bags to fend off the cold. “It was pitch-dark down there,” Shung-chul said. “I scrambled for the way out and yelled repeatedly for help, but nobody came.” The ordeal ended when someone finally did hear the unfortunate man’s weak cry for help coming up from the sewer. --Jim L. Wilson and Jarrell Jones
People get themselves into dreadful situations because of sin. Are we looking and listening for the lost, or are we so busy about our everyday lives that the cries of the lost go unnoticed and unheeded?
Luke 19:10 (ESV) For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”