We are so quick to judge, Everyone complaining about the dangers of the emmissions from coal. Complaining about the coal dust that lays on the land and the homes. But the bottom line is "Coal supplies electricity, which we all use-to heat our homes, cook food for our family--name it and coal is the background for so much of our daily living. And we wonder why these men put their lives in danger everyday. Such a dangerous, dirty job, why do they do it. Because it is in their blood, they have lived it all their lives, their fathers, grandfathers were miners. I watched as my father, along with all the people around me, dug out a daily living for their families, and most did not live to see their families grow.
So if you enjoy the comforts that coal brings, don't judge nor complain, just pray for the families that lost loved ones, and friends, neighbors. Just pray and be thankful for these that have spent their lives digging a life underground. My heart goes out for all the families of that explosion. Waiting, not knowing. Lets pray for a miracle today. I am proud to say that my father was a WV coal miner. My Son and Son-in-Law are also coal miners and they worked at the mine where the blast occured. They were fortunate enough to get out before the blast occured, some weren't. I'm am very thankful to God that they were out. Continuously lets pray for all of them. Be thankful.