“No one knows about that day or hour.” (Matt. 24:36)
An asteroid estimated 55 feet in
diameter exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia
on Feb. 15, generating shock waves that damaged many buildings and injured
more than 1,500 people. Many eye
witnesses said that a lighting caused by the asteroid was just like a
gigantic bomb falling from out of nowhere and was terrifying. Later on, scientists pointed out that there
was another asteroid much larger than this one, which passed by about 17,200
miles from Earth which is closer than most weather satellites.
Dr. Bolden, the chief of the NASA, told congressmen that the US space agency’s best advice on how to handle
a large asteroid coming towards New
York City is to pray.
Undoubtedly, recent solar activity has become more severe than ever
before. Not only do we have global
warming, the active sunspots affect the whole solar system. The number of meteorites has greatly
increased. It means the chance of a
huge asteroid hitting the Earth becomes much more likely. So far, scientists have no solution to deal
with it. They can only observe a large
meteorite and do some degree of tracking, but if it runs into the Earth’s
orbit, there is no way to stop it.
Modern science and research can send satellites into space, but cannot
stop anything that comes down from above.
We boast of the wisdom and abilities of humans and we claim that
everything is possible for man to do and we don’t need God. But in fact, we cannot even grasp the
causes of global warming. We can only
collect some data and speculate the causes of it. How can we boast to replace God to govern
Every time we look up at the moon and see
some mysterious shadows. It reminds us
that the moon is covered with scars that were impacted by meteorites. Our
Earth, if it were not under God’s protection, would have long become barren
and an inhabitable land. But we should
not forget that the world will end.
The Bible reminds us: “as if mountain burning with fire was cast into
the sea… big star burning like a torch falling from the sky.” (Rev. 8:8) That day and that hour no one knows. It will be just like the asteroid that
suddenly fell in Russia.
The question is when this moment occurs, are we ready to face the Creator of
our life and be able to rejoice with Him?