Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and cold (20 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk under clear skies, I saw the heavens declaring the glory of God (Psalm 19:1), 4 deer and heard an owl hooting! Thank You, Jesus!
The following headlines caught my attention this morning:
#1. Earthquakes in different places.
#2. US flies supersonic bombers in response to North Korea’s new ICBM launch (Fox News).
#3. Asteroid hits Canada hours after discovery (EarthSky).
In the first article, according to the USGS, there have been: 16 moderate (5.0-5.6) quakes, 1 strong (6.0) and 1 major (7.0) quake over the last three days in or near 11 different places (Alaska, the Azores, Fiji Islands, Greece, Japan, the Kermadec Islands, Malta, Oregon, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
In the second article, Caitlin McFall of Fox News wrote: “The U.S. military responded to recent missile launches from North Korea by flying two supersonic bombers alongside South Korean and Japanese warplanes. North Korea on Friday drew international ire after it test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads and with a range that could reach anywhere on the U.S.’s mainland.”
And, in the third article, posted by Kelly Kizer Whitt, she reported: “Astronomers spotted an asteroid just hours before it struck Earth Saturday morning (November 19). This is not the first time this year astronomers have discovered a rock from space just hours before it hit Earth. But this time it entered Earth’s atmosphere over a populated area, crossing the skies of Toronto, Canada.”
Remember, Jesus said, in Matthew 24:6, 7 and Mark 13:7, 8: “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of war and earthquakes in various places.” He also said, in Luke 21:25, 26: “There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”
But, there’s good news for the believers in Jesus, as He tells us, in Luke 21:27, 28: “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
Yes, brothers and sisters in Christ, our redemption is drawing nearer and nearer with each passing day. But, for the unbeliever, your judgment is drawing nearer with each day. So, please, agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24) and believe He died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16) Blessings, Doug (11/22/12)