So...I heard on the news that a satellite the size of a schoolbus is headed for Earth in the next day or two.
Might break apart into several 250 pound chunks, plus many small ones...but might not; Might hit over water...over the US...over Michigan...but might not.
So far, I haven't seen 'wall to wall' media coverage, but I've got to assume that this will actually become pretty serious when it starts entering the atmosphere (anyone seen 'Transformers'?)
So, the real question is: What should we DO about this? Should you stay in your basement? Should you wear a helmet all day? Carry an umbrella?
Seriously, I'm sure some people will be pretty concerned about this. Some might even be scared. (Don't get me wrong: If I look up and see a large object hurling toward me in flames, I'm gonna be a bit perplexed...might even run!).
Now, the odds of any specific piece of land getting hit by this stuff is miniscule. The odds against any specific person getting hit is incredibly small...but someone probably will!
...and that brings us to the serious question:
What SHOULD be our strategy for handling impending doom? What SHOULD we do when we think something might cause our death?
Here's a quick thought: Live in such a way as to be 'prepared' for death at any time!
Think about it: the odds of 'space junk' killing you or I is pretty slim...but the odds of us dying (at a time we don't know) is pretty much 100%!
What can we do to be 'prepared' for death?
Give our lives to Jesus Christ and let Him give us Eternal Life...then Live Like It!
Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die." (John 11:25-26)
That's the secret: We will all experience death, but some of us (by God's grace) will experience eternal LIFE, by faith in Jesus!
So, how about it? You may not get hit by space junk...but you DO need to be prepared for the inevitable. Are you living your own life, ignoring eternity, or are you living with belief in Jesus as your Savior and Lord, following Him to a triumphant end, no matter how it come!