Monday, April 19, 2010

Has God Answered?

Is He intervening on our behalf with a message of warning? Rush Limbaugh noticed and pointed out an interesting coincidence last week. First, the setup:

“You had others who said this is the end of freedom as we know it,” [Barack Obama, at a Maine rally to 'sell' the DemCare bill to the American people] continued. “So after I signed the bill, I looked around.”

The laughter began to build.

“I looked up at the sky to see if asteroids were coming,” Mr. Obama said. More laughter.

“I looked at the ground to see if cracks had opened up in the earth,” he continued, echoing remarks he made at a rally in Iowa last week. “You know what, it turned out it was a pretty nice day. Birds were still chirping. Folks were strolling down the street. Nobody had lost their doctor. Nobody had pulled the plug on Granny. Nobody was being dragged away to be forced into some government-run health care plan.”

Ha ha. No, most of the really ugly effects won't be felt for years, as we've discussed many times here on this blog. Nevertheless, guess what happened just days later?

Large parts of northern Europe are expected to remain a no-fly zone today after a vast cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland forced authorities to impose one of the most extensive bans on commercial flights since the second world war.

Thousands of passengers were stranded or diverted yesterday as a volcanic plume drifted across one of the world's busiest air spaces.

Here's a quick time lapse, just to give you an idea of what this looks like:


Scientists say that because the volcano is situated below a glacial ice cap, the magma is being cooled quickly, causing explosions and plumes of grit that can be catastrophic to plane engines if prevailing winds are right.

Aviation experts say the volcanic plume has caused the worst travel disruption Europe — and the world — has ever seen.

Thus, Limbaugh speculates:
I think the earth has opened up. God may have replied. This volcano in Iceland has grounded more airplanes -- airspace has more affected -- than even after 9/11 because of this plume, because of this ash cloud over Northern and Western Europe. At the Paris airport they're telling people to head to the train station to catch trains out of France, and when people get to the train station they're telling people, "There aren't any seats until at least April 22nd," basically a week from now. It's got everybody in a shutdown. Earth has opened up. I don't know whether it's a rebirth or Armageddon. Hopefully it's a rebirth, God speaking.
Is this one of the signs of the 'last days'? I dunno about that, but it sure is one heckuva coincidence that God seems to have answered The One's challenge in such dramatic fashion. Maybe now is a good time to start brushing up on our Bible knowledge...

There's my two cents.

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