We stress over the most trivial things. Our priorities get out of whack so easily. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a dangerous event to wake us up.
Over the weekend, Spencer and Jessica Christiansen went ice cave spelunking in Wyoming. (Apparently that is a thing.) As you can guess, they got disoriented, lost, and began to freeze. They resorted to burning everything they could just to stay alive; their backpack, their gear, and even some of the woman’s hair. Long story short, they were rescued.
Here’s their takeaway:
“Things that were important before, definitely aren’t anymore. … I can’t watch regular TV or look at Instagram or Facebook because selfies aren’t important anymore, I don’t care,” the wife said.
Her husband echoed her sentiments: “You get to the point where you say you realize what’s important and what’s not. That comes after you escape but when you get to that point, the things that you stressed about so much are usually tiny pathetic things that don’t even actually matter in the big scale.”
I can’t be 100% sure, but I can guess: In that cave, the couple was not thinking about their favorite celebrity’s recent tweet. In that cave, they were not agonizing over how many likes their last selfie got (probably taken right outside of said cave #icecaving #spelunkingwithbae). In that cave, I’m sure they were not arguing over the historicity of Jesus or how old the earth is.
I can guess they were praying like they’ve never prayed before. I can guess their priorities got put in order pretty quick.
Don’t wait for a dangerous event to wake you up. Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you will be saved.
P.S. And do me a favor: please cancel your next ice cave spelunking adventure, won’t you?