I like the chandelier thing. It reminds me of something one of the YP said a few Sundays ago when we were looking at Psalm 107 (as part of the lectionary).
The Message translation repeats the phrase:
"Then you called out to God in your desperate condition;
he got you out in the nick of time."
He felt that life is like an escalator, and you're travelling along it, and as soon as you near the end of it (i.e. into danger) God snatches you out and puts you back at the beginning of the escalator - in the nick of time.
He also once said that Jesus was like a Hoover, but I'll leave that for another time.