In August 2010, thirty-three miners were trapped almost half a mile underground when their mine in Chile collapsed. It would be two months before rescuers were able to safely dig down and rescue them without causing their space to collapse. When God came to earth in Jesus, he initiated a rescue operation for humanity. Humanity was trapped in sin. Just as the miners could not dig their way out, so humanity cannot free themselves from sin and are dependent on God coming down from heaven to save them (“Chilean Miners Are Rescued after 69 Days Underground,” History.com, October 13, 2010, https://www.history.com/this-day- in-history/chilean-miners-are-rescued-after-69-days-underground).
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