I read this beautiful story about a whale and had to post it on my blog. The discovery in this story will amaze you.
A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.
This is her story of giving gratitude.
A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands San Francisco, USA (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and seeing that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her… a very dangerous proposition because one slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.
Now it gets interesting.
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.
The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
Like the Whale, life can put you in a situation and corner, where all your effort and plans fail. But in those moments of great trial and intense struggle, don’t forget God’s beautiful promise in Ps 20: 2.
May you be so fortunate I pray to be surrounded by people who will help you get through bad days and dark times, people who will help untangled from the things that are binding you, people who will bring you out of the pit not to sell you, but to save you, helping you stopping you move forward and achieving your goals. Amen.
One more thing; life owes you nothing. So, when people help you, when friends support you, when family stay by you, always be grateful, first to God, (Ex 33:19) and secondly to them because helping and supporting you was a choice, one out of two. (Luke 10: 25 – 37).