A California man, who was lost out of bounds at a ski area, says he credits the ski patrol and his faith in God for his rescue. Michael Nessi said that after he became lost, he had intermittent cell service and was finally able to text his wife, but no one knew exactly where he was. While waiting in the cold, Nessi began to recite Psalm 23, reminding himself that the Lord was his shepherd. He tried to follow some tracks in the snow, but they didn’t lead him anywhere. As it got dark, Nessi was concerned he might hit a tree, so he built a temporary shelter and continued praying the Psalm. Around midnight he finally heard voices and saw the lights of rescue crews heading his way. Nessi said the ski patrol did a great job and he was thankful for them. He said one of the most meaningful parts of the Psalm he prayed was, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Skier rescued after spending hours on frigid mountain says his faith helped see him
Psalm 23 (HCSB) The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. 2 He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. 3 He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake. 4 Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff —they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD as long as I live.