I'm certain that those who have lost their faith will be able to justify this in secular terms, and that is a shame. Even the media is using the term "miracle" for the lives of these miners who have been spared death for now. For myself and other believers, here is the main focus of this story;Liu Dezheng "believed". I don't know what Liu Dezheng's theological insight is. It could be Hindu, Budhist, Christian or any other. The point here is that Liu Dezheng "believed". And I believe that Liu Dezheng and others who believed were responded to by that in which they believed."A miracle has finally happened," Liu Dezheng told reporters Monday morning, after the first nine miners were taken out shortly after midnight. "We believe that more miracles will happen."
In a nation that has had more mining accidents then any where else in the world, we as Americans surely must recognize that those miners staying alive under those conditions for so long is nothing short of miraculous.