I certainly hope and pray that this will not be in another week of disaster after disaster. Right now, our eyes are glued on the computer surfing Tsunami watch websites and reading about tsunami warnings.
The incoming tsunami is the effect of the massive 8.5 earthquake that rocked Chile last night. Thank God the damage done to Chile despite the strong quake and several aftershocks is not as worst as that of Haiti. Most experts say it is because of the preparations that Chile has undertaken in terms of infrastructure as compared to Haiti. (Chile has strict regulations with regards to their building code, whereas in Haiti there is even no building code) Nevertheless, we are still saddened by the fact that there were still lives lost in Chile.
Since Chile is located at the outermost part of the Pacific ring of fire, it is projected that such a strong earth quake will generate a strong Tsunami that will hit the coast of countries and islands within the pacific ring of fire.
Just several hours ago a tsunami was reported to have hit Ventura California and Hawaii but thank God it was not that strong. However residents of the area are advised to be still vigilant for the next 2 to 3 hours as bigger and stronger waves could be coming. Experts however say that the U.S has been spared.
Just 34 minutes ago, while I am writing this, a Tsunami has already hit Japan but the initial waves are smaller.
Here in the Philippines, the tsunami is expected to hit between 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is already 1:35 in my on board computer clock and there are no reports yet of anything that has happened. (I certainly hoping closing my blinds is enough to keep the waves out) Hopefully the Philippines will be spared as well as we haven’t fully recovered yet from Ondoy, the eruption of Mayon Volcano, the global financial crisis and the deadly effects of corrupt government.
To all of those reading this, be warned: THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS CRITICAL FOR COUNTRIES WITHIN THE PACIFIC RING OF FIRE. The includes all parts of countries that are facing the Pacific ocean and islands within the Pacific ocean Examples of these are Peru, Chile, part of Mexico, United States West coast, Alaska, parts of Russia, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, New Guinea parts of Australia and New Zealand. (Google Pacific ring of fire to know if your particular country is affected)
Amidst all of this there is one good news! Jesus is coming soon! As the Bible points out in Mathew 24, 7 and 8 these are just signs of the times to come. “Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.” (New Living Translation) It will not get any better; sadly it will even get worst. This is only the first of birth pains. There is more to come. Even so come Lord Jesus! Are you ready for the coming of Jesus? To be prepared you might want to read my post on the true meaning of ash Wednesday and What the Gospel truly is.
Update: THANK GOD NO NO COUNTRY WAS AFFECTED BY THE TSUNAMI !!!