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Monday, March 28, 2011

A bad situation


This bridge is on the Old Donner Pass Highway. It has a spectacular view of Donner Lake and Donner Pass on Route 80.
Look closely at the Arch under the bridge.




A bear was walking across Rainbow Bridge (Old Hwy 40 at Donner Summit and Truckee) when 2 cars crossing the bridge, scared the bear. The bear jumped over the edge of the bridge. Somehow he caught the ledge and was able to pull itself to safety. Authorities decided that nothing could be done to help that night so they returned the next morning, when they found the bear asleep on the ledge.



They secured a net under the bridge.


The bear was tranquilized, and fell into the net.


It was lowered down while it slept.


And when it woke up - it walked out onto solid ground.


There is a moral to this story:
When confronted with a bad situation, often the best solution is to stop worrying and let the Lord take care it!

29 comments:

Nancy said...

Great message and I'm so glad the bear made it.

Sadie said...

WOW! I gasped outloud! What a neat story and glad to hear he's okay!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my word. That is a great analogy. I LOVE this post. Fantastic!

Karin said...

I gasped too! The analogy is fantastic - stop worrying, have a rest, and God will make a way out. For while we are sleeping He provides Ps. 127:2

Brenda said...

I love it! What a great analogy. Thank God for providing us a 'safety net' in Him!

Darla said...

that is amazing. thanks for sharing this. :)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Mari, this was perfect timing! I was seriously worried about something that I was going to be confronted with today. Last night, I woke up panicking and then somehow felt God telling me, "Why worry? Don't you know that I've got this?" At that point, I totally surrendered and fell asleep again. Today, that situation that I worried about, never came to be. Loved the pictures of the bear's rescue. Glad he's safe.

Connie said...

What a good reminder of Gods care and keeping. What do the people do who don't know Him? I really do need to be more willing to share the Good News.

Brooke said...

that's awesome!! :) He'll do it better than whatever half hearted effort we decide upon.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

That's a nice story and a pretty good moral :)

Christina said...

OMG when I first saw the first picture you posted and read I thought the bear had died, but I was very happy to see he is alive and well. Yes...good moral to the story too. What else could he do. It must of been frightening for him.

Melissa said...

Poor bear, I'm so glad it turned out alright for him! Thanks for sharing :)

Tricia said...

OMGosh, SOOOO AWESOME that they help that big guy out... how scary for him/her, sheesh! It's so wonderful to know they spent time to help it get back to safety!!! =)

Tricia said...

I meant to type *helped* not help... sorry, I just got so excited about the bear! heheheee

Kathy said...

Amazing pictures and story! What a smart bear. I think it's interesting that he was even able to catch himself....wow! All in the day of a bear!

Renee said...

Great analogy and wonderful pictures. I'm needing that advice right now so thank you!

sara said...

oh my word!!!! that is amazing!

RR Mama said...

Awesome story and a great moral!

Aspiemom said...

Very cool! Did you take those pictures,Mari?

Mari said...

Aspiemom - wish I had taken those pictures! They were sent to me.

Cherdecor said...

That was a good story, Mari! I was on the edge of my seat wondering if the poor bear was going to be saved. Good analogy too!

A Stone Gatherer said...

WOW, where did you get those pictures!?!

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Great story Mari! Incredible!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Excellent advice.

Dena said...

that's awesome!

Musicaljean said...

Amazing pictures!! I'll try to remember that moral when I wake up at 4 AM, which is happening entirely too often lately.

starla said...

This is an awesome story. My heart sank to think he was stranded. So relieved to see his or her safety. How scarey that would be.

septembermom said...

What a great message Mari.

Awesome pictures too!

Shelly said...

Wow! Happy for the bear and I am happy that the Lord takes care of my needs.