I have been doing some thinking, especially with everything that has been going on in the world – Australia is currently on fire and we have lost so many animals because of it. Why is it on fire? Who knows. It’s just like how part of California was on fire. Then, we have this whole idea that the United States will be going to war with Iran (so many people think that) and so many brave people in the military have been called to go fight for our country. I’m so thankful for the men and women who fight for our freedom every single day, we have no idea what all they have experienced and they do it for us.
So many things have been going on in the world recently. I don’t know if y’all believe in this, but I believe that one day God is going to come back to us and He is going to destroy everything.
2 Peter 3:3-4 NLV says, I want you to know that in the last days men will laugh at the truth. They will follow their own sinful desires. They will say, “He promised to come again. Where is He? Since our early fathers died, everything is the same from the beginning of the world.”
This Bible verse reminded me of when people ask the question about where is God in this tragedy and why He made all of this happen. Some people don’t even believe that God will be coming back to judge us and to destroy the world.
The Bible told us this would happen. You know, all the fires, destruction, wars, etc. happening in the world. I honestly think this is all happening for a reason.
“The day of the Lord will come as a robber comes. The heavens will pass away with a loud noise. The sun and moon and stars will burn up. The earth and all that is in it will be burned up.” -2 Peter 3:10 NLV
According to 2 Peter 3:10, the earth is going to burn up. Everything is going to burn. It’s just so crazy that these fires and other natural hazards have been happening more and more ever than before.
Who knows when God will be coming back. All I know is that we need to be prepared for all of this to happen!
Let’s go back to the huge fire that has been happening in Australia.
Have you been seeing this picture going around on social media? I have!
Every time I look at this picture of the fireman and koala bear, it breaks my heart and made me think that all the animals on earth depend on their humans. They depend on us. We’re the only ones who are capable of helping them. The fires in Australia are harming the environment and even our ecosystem – so many animals have died because of the fires. It’s so heartbreaking and I know that I do have some of my viewers from Austrailia, my heart goes out to everyone who are impacted by the fires.
When I was trying to search for the photographer’s name who took the picture to give them credit, I couldn’t find anything. I started searching even more and I came across this website. From my understanding, the picture of the fireman holding the koala bear is an advertisement for the National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) Insurance and the article was published in March of 2019. The article discusses a different fire that Australia had.
Before knowing this and when I first saw the picture of the fireman holding the koala bear, I for real thought it was from the recent fire in Australia! I’m thinking the picture is fake like I don’t think it’s a recent picture and the NRMA website I linked in the paragraph above this one confirms it!
This made me think about all the pictures we are constantly bombarded with on social media and we believe that whatever it is, is true, and that it is happening. I wonder how many pictures we have viewed that have been fake or that aren’t recent like the fireman and koala bear picture. I couldn’t believe it when I saw that it was originally an advertisement and people are sharing it to make us think that this is happening in Australia right now as we speak. However, I have seen other pictures from the fires in Australia and I do believe those are current. Moral of the story: please do your research before believing things you see going around on social media!
I pray for everyone involved with all these heartbreaking tragedies. I pray for the people who have lost completely everything from the fires in Australia. I pray for the animals who have passed away because of it. I pray for the animals who are still alive and trying to survive. I pray everyone finds shelter and are safe. I pray for the men and women who don’t wakeup to their families every day because they are out fighting for our country. I pray that one day, when the time comes, we will all be ready to see God again.
“The time is near when all things will end. So think clearly and control yourselves so you will be able to pray.” -1 Peter 4:7
When you find the time, please listen to “The Elements” by TobyMac.
This ain’t our home, nah, not even close
They camouflage like we’re fighting some ghost
You start to doubt everything that you know
I feel the heat and it’s starting to show
They try to break us, break us, make us wanna give in
Lay down our arms, Novocain us again
Lay down a fight, I could never relent
And I’ma take it all the way to the end
Father, God, let me see it for what it is
This ain’t neutral we’re up against
These elements push me to the fence
And then I end up on top of it
If I’m not careful
To recognize what is pushing in
Open my eyes to these elements
Stand up and rise to these elements
I’m willing to fight, willing to fight
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God warned us. He knew the destruction of the world was going to happen and it is happening. Everyone in Australia are in my prayers.Tweet this!