Praying Their Tomb Will Be Left Empty


The waters in the Tham Luang cave, that imprisons 12 boys and their soccer coach, continue to evoke my constant prayers. Despite nothing short of human ingenuity and tireless will of rescue efforts, the onslaught of ominous downpours await like the still before a storm.

My prayers are answered in a variety of possibilities that seek to plumb the rationale behind the omniscient gaze of God. I fully trust that His mercy has accounted for every fearful thought as the depleting oxygen drawn in the shivering darkness of this damp tomb.

My endless petitions fervently plead:

“Lord, will you push back these waters like the Red Sea or Jordan River in response to trusting prayer?”

Or,

“Bessed Spirit, will you continue to strengthen the resolve of heart, mind, strength, and soul of the rescuers to negotiate the exodus from this living nightmare?”

Or,

“ABBA! Will You permit the lives of your Image bearers, like that Navy Seal, to be lost for a greater purpose that I may not even understand?”

Ultimately, my prayers bundled with our global family, must necessarily rise to redemption of all souls regardless of the outcome. The patience and true charity that completely composes the matchless love of our eternal Trinity has planned or permits mystifies creation grasping at hope and courageously leaping in faith.

For these desperate and incessant moments of thought to negotiate an understanding is still our reason to give thanks. For when humanity confronts such enormous oppression to our mortality our heart must gratefully rest in divinity’s inexplainable peace. Surely, the Holy God, Holy Mighty One, and Holy Immortal One does not require our understanding to prove His faithfulness. However, like a loving parent and loyal brother, Christ wants to hear our hearts of faith. Let us not despair into our condemnation of a faithless generation but cry out in boldness for even the rocks we walk on know better.

Be brave and trust that God is near and post your prayers today however long our souls united to the souls of the soccer team endures this profound tribulation.

His,

Chris