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CLARITY – 3-29-18 That’s Not All That’s Decaying


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-29-18


That’s Not All That’s Decaying


What’s Happening:  “The sky may well be in rare form as the Chinese spacelab, Tiangong-1’s orbit decays and it comes crashing back to earth…probably this weekend (actually predicted to occur this Easter Sunday + or – 2 days). The spacecraft was launched in 2011 and hosted two 3-man crews of Chinese astronauts for their two-week missions. Lately telemetry was lost and it has come tumbling from its 134-mile up orbit. It will probably break up as it re-enters  ( Harvard astrophysicist, Jonathan McDowell reported: ‘There will be lumps of about 100 kg (220 lbs.) or so, still enough to give you a nasty wallop if it hit you. Yes, there’s a chance it will do damage; it might take out someone’s car; there will be a rain of a few pieces of metal; it might go through someone’s roof, like if a flap fell off a plane, but it is not widespread damage.’”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “Surely, though I may see it (even that’s not likely), I won’t get hit by it…will I?”


Biblical Response:  “Probably not…see it or get hit. You’ve got more likelihood of being struck by lightning…twice…in the same place. Still, it’s quite unpredictable…solar flares expanding the atmosphere and all.”


“Christians? No, we don’t believe this is a sign of the times, or the end of life as we know it, etc., however, it does bring to mind another decay that’s happening. When the serpent got Adam and Eve (by the way, Scripture records – Gen. 3:6 – that Adam was with his wife, Eve, when she was tempted…perhaps he should have spoken up) to eat of the forbidden fruit, it started a decay of what God created that continues to this day. In fact, all creation waits expectantly for this curse to be finally lifted (Rom. 8:20-22).”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us the patience to wait for You to act…and the calmness and intelligence not to react in fear at things we may not fully understand; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent


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