SAVED BY THE HAND OF GOD
I thought many people could benefit from this true story that happened to me
May 1, 2000
I was a freshman in college in a foreign land. The place was Costa Rica
and what a breathtaking place it was. For the first time in my life I was
able to see tropical rain forests, mighty rivers and most impressively active
--- Copyright © 2000 David Pasos --- Florida
It was a Sabbath afternoon when some of my friends and I decided to go
to the Poas Volcano. We spent the afternoon looking down into the majestic
crater which is about a mile in diameter. My best friend and I thought it
would be exciting to take a closer look.
When the Park Ranger was not looking
we jumped over the rail and started our decent into the crater. We got
extremely close to the center of the crater when we finally realized how
dangerous it was. The clouds started to roll in and the tropical breeze began
to pick up. The smell of sulfur was intoxicating but we had to climb out of
the crater. As the rain began to fall we began our tedious task of climbing
up the slippery volcanic ash.
I was pulling my self up when all of a sudden the ash crumbled and I
began to fall backwards into the crater. Then just when I thought I would be
burnt toast, I felt a strong hand push me back against the mountain side. As
I looked to thank my best friend I saw that he was fifteen feet to the side
of me. The hand of God saved me from destruction that day. I had been given a
new chance at life, I was not going to waste it away.
Are you slipping in life today? Have you fallen in the crater of
depression? The hand of the Lord is there. Trust in Him and He will bring you
to your salvation. Do not let the trials of this world take you down. Do not
let the intoxicating pressures suffocate you. The mighty hand of the Lord is
still powerful today. Give him your heart and your life. It will be the best
trip you have ever experienced.