This past Sunday at Harvest Bible Chapel of Jacksonville, I preached on Colossians 4:5-6, which is basically a passage about evangelism. For illustration purposes I talked about the rescue of baby Jessica McClure, of Midland, Texas. My friend, Scott Shaw, won a Pulitzer Prize for his picture of her after she came up from the well. In researching the story I came across so many interesting facts surrounding the story. I also came across some great writing. One such story was about the tragic death of the man who actually pulled Jessica out of the well. The story is “Death on the CNN Curve” by Lisa Belkin. It was published by the New York Times in 1995. Here is a sample:
In October 1987, the oil bust meant Midland’s economy was depressed, and so were its people. Then a little girl fell down a well, and the thing they knew how to do best — bore down into the ground and bring something precious back up — that was the one thing that needed doing.”
Read the rest HERE.