Drilling for men

I am amazed at the wonderful success being achieved in the rescue of the Chilean miners who have been in the earth for 68 days. As I type this, the first rescuer is preparing to be lowered into the mine to assist the men into the rescue pod.

The news reporter said they are “drilling for men”.

People from around the world are watching this on tv. Reporters have traveled from many countries. Drilling experts from the United States are leading the engineers in the effort. There is much anticipation for success, even though success is not guaranteed.

Drilling for men.

I suppose if our Lord Had been in Chile rather than Galilee, and brothers Andrew and Peter had been miners rather than fishermen, we may have a different version of “fishers of men” in Matthew 4:19.  Imagine Jesus telling the brothers, “Follow me and I’ll make you drill for men.”

Is that not how we should interpret this verse today? 

Is Jesus not saying to us “Follow me and I’ll make you fill-in-the-blank for men”?



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  1. Yes, thank you, Andy, for pointing out how God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is still seeking people to do His will and “drill for men” in this world so that they can be part of His wonderful work. Reminds me of an old folk song by Neil Young..”I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold…”

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