Saturday, March 12, 2011

Samaritan's Purse

Sunday March 13, 2011 a volcanoe erupted in Japan. The BBC reports that this was the largest volcanic blast in 52 years. It has caused widespread destruction and agitated panic through out the nation of Japan. Hundreds of people fled the area as the volcano spewed debris, including hot ash and rocks, more than 6,000 feet in the air, according to BBC reports. The Nuclear blast at Dai-ichi Unit 2 followed two hydrogen explosions at the plant — on Monday March 14, 2011 authorities struggle to prevent the catastrophic release of radiation in the area devastated by a tsunami.Friday March 11, 2011 JAPAN shakes! At least a million households without water and four million households remain without power since the quake struck. 9,500 people in one town were unreachable and nuclear workers suffered radiation exposure as the concrete plant exploded and collapsed. Japan has asked Russia for power. Nuclear mist above the plant first were thought to only emit minimum amounts of radiation, now Japan struggles with the reality of a Chernobyl disastor. The apocalyptic images on TV of debris-filled waves, uncontrolled fires and a ship caught in a massive whirlpool resembled scenes from a Hollywood disaster movie. Hundreds of souls were carried away on land, at sea, with ships, cars and homes. Widespread fires remain burning out of control. The quake sized at a magnitude of 8.9 triggered a 23-foot tsunami and was followed by more than 50 aftershocks. Saturday March 12, 2011 in Japan a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck the central mountain part of the country. A reported 300 souls lost in the city of Sendai. Japan lies on the "Ring of Fire" — an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones stretching around the Pacific where about 90 percent of the world's quakes occur, including the one that triggered the Dec. 26, 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami that killed an estimated 230,000 people in 12 nations. A magnitude-8.8 temblor that shook central Chile in February 2010 also generated a tsunami and killed 524 people. Oceanside cities in California and Hawaii were evacuated as a safety measure. Cities and villages along a 1,300-mile stretch of coast, including Tokyo, all hundreds of miles from the epicenter shook in fear and shock! The government of Japan ordered about 3,000 residents near a nuclear plant — in the city of Onahama — to move back at least two miles from the plant. The reactor was not leaking radiation but its core remained hot even after a shutdown. The plant is 170 miles northeast of Tokyo. Large fishing boats and other vessels rode high waves ashore, slamming against overpasses or scraping under them and snapping power lines along the way. Upturned and partially submerged cars bobbed in the water. Ships anchored in ports crashed against each other. Even for a country used to earthquakes, this one was of horrific proportions because of the tsunami that crashed ashore, swallowing everything in its path as it surged several miles inland before retreating. Japanese automakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda halted production at some assembly plants in areas hit by the quake. One worker was killed and more than 30 injured after being crushed by a collapsing wall at a Honda Motor Co. Japan's nuclear safety agency said pressure inside one of six boiling water reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant had risen to 1.5 times the level considered normal. Hours after the evacuation order, the government announced that the plant in northeastern Japan will release slightly radioactive vapor from the unit to lower the pressure in an effort to protect it from a possible meltdown. FUKUSHIMA, Japan – Radiation leaked from Japan's earthquake-crippled nuclear plant on Saturday after a blast blew the roof off, and authorities prepared to distribute iodine to people in the vicinity to protect them from exposure. This earthquake was the fifth most powerful to hit the world in the past century. It surpassed the Great Kant quake of September 1, 1923, which had a magnitude of 7.9 and killed more than 140,000 people in the Tokyo area. The disaster struck as the world's third-largest economy had been showing signs of reviving from an economic contraction in the final quarter of last year. It raised the prospect of major disruptions for many key businesses and a massive repair bill running into tens of billions of dollars. Lord Jesus ~ may this world news cause a pause in the daily plan of each soul ~ to seek You, to ask for the Holy Spirit to compel us, to propel us with emboldened courage, strength and resources to assist those in need of more of Jesus in the midst of this Apolcalyptic history of man.

1 comment:

    1. Pray that the Holy Spirit give you personal revelation while reading the Bible. Get close to God, know He is Holy, that He is the judge and the jury. Do your part and be like Jesus, pray for the lost, be kind to those that hate you, and allow the Holy Spirit to do the convicting of sin. Our part is to extend mercy and grace.

    2. Stop all wars. Declare victory and come home. It worked in Vietnam. Yes, Vietnam fell to the Communists, but so what? The world didn't come to an end. Yes, Iraq and Afghanistan might fall to the terrorists, but so what? People are only terrorists when they've got nothing to lose. Once in power, they don't want to risk being obliterated. And with no outside threat, they will in time grow more moderate. Besides, if we stop meddling in the Middle East, terrorists will go back to blowing up each other instead of trying to blow us up.

    3. Let the tax cuts expire. It's as simple as that. Before tax cuts, we had a thriving economy. After tax cuts, we had a decade of the slowest growth in 30 years. Past history shows that the higher the taxes on the super rich, the more likely they are to legislate an expiration. Then introduce a bill to give a new tax break to the under-$250,000 income.

    4. Be kind, help others in the USA and abroad. But do not engage in another war just to employ soldiers and grant big government spending for artillary.