Good morning, blog readers, from dark and cool (38 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk, I saw: 8 deer! Thank You, Jesus! In case you’re wondering where my blog was yesterday, it was silent because my computer was not working. But, praise God, now it is! Thank You, Jesus!
This headline, from 6 years ago, got my attention then and now: “The ‘Big One’ near Vancouver you may not know about.”
In the article, Johanna Wagstaffe of the CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation) reported: “Some have heard of the ‘megathrust risk,’ but did you know about the ‘crustal earthquake.’? Not me on both accounts.
Wagstaffe continued: “The real Big One – the one that keeps engineers awake at night – is actually a magnitude 7.0 (“major”) crustal earthquake, with an epicenter close to Victoria (population: 80,017, as of 2010) and Vancouver (population: 603,502, as of 2010).
Daniel Stevens, Vancouver’s Director of Emergency Management said “it would be a bad scenario if a shallow earthquake were to happen near Vancouver. We would see damage to our bridges, damage to our roads, our telecommunications systems and, the biggest impact is going to be the buildings. The megathrust earthquake does get all the headlines, for good reason. Right now, two tectonic plates have become locked in place off the coast of Vancouver Island. As the oceanic Juan de Fuca plate tries to slide under the less dense North American plate we live on, its become stuck. And its been stuck now for three centuries (300 years?), building up stress, ready to go at any minute. When it does, the devastation to our infrastructure will be enormous. Coastal communities from Vancouver Island to California may become the victims of monster tsunamis that will be generated.”
So, why do I bring this up now? Because, yesterday, there was a “light” (4.9) earthquake in the Vancouver Island Region. Note: We are certainly due for a Big One not only in Canada, but also in the U.S. And Jesus said, “There will be “earthquakes in various places” before He returns (Matthew 24:7 and Mark 13:8).” And, get this, Dr. Luke, in his gospel (21:11), quoted Jesus as saying, “There will be ‘great (8.0+) earthquakes” before He returns. Stay tuned, dear brothers and sisters in Christ and keep watching, waiting, working, witnessing for, walking with and worshiping Jesus until He comes.
And, if you are still not a believer in Jesus, I wonder, “what will it take for you to become one” If you dare, read Revelation 6-19 and you will learn what the world will look like after we have gone to be with Jesus. It will not be pretty. In fact, it will be horrible. Jesus, in Matthew 24:21, called it “the worst time in human history. So, I beg of you, 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). And, if you do, I’ll see you in heaven if not sooner. Love, prayers and blessings, Doug (11/27/22)