Dear People of Earth:
In just a few more hours this morning, to be exact, if the “scientists’ predictions” of the event (or non-event if it makes no impact or otherwise, doesn’t bother our planet) are accurate, a near-earth-orbital object named “Asteroid 2011 MD” is said to be zooming past us.
…The asteroid will make its closest approach at 1:14 p.m. EDT (1714 GMT) on June 27 and will pass just over 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface, NASA officials say. At that particular moment, the asteroid — which scientists have named 2011 MD — will be sailing high off the coast of Antarctica, almost 2,000 miles (3,218 km) south-southwest of South Africa.
If I update later and you’re around to read it, then everything is fine for now. If not, well, then, I hope we all enjoyed our lives and are well on our way to a wonderful Hereafter if we’ve lived according to God’s best plan for us.
Update, June 28, 2011:
Asteroid 2011 MD missed our planet, thank the good Lord, and passed us by at a greater distance than did the earlier near-Earth object, Asteroid 2011 CQ1 that passed closer in it’s orbit to Earth this past February — any warnings or even news about that event? None or so few as to not be noticeable to the public in general and I wonder if that’s not the best plan since the obvious alarm that would result from such an impending disaster would be ill-advised, especially when “scientists” often discover these potentially catastrophic Earth-impacting celestial objects only a few months or even days before they are near-to us (in the case of the worst, are soon-to-impact us).
I often marvel at how it is that our planet has been positioned as it is in space — too vast for the human mind to quantify — and in all the time our planet’s existed, suspended-in-orbit-in-space so vast and filled with other moving objects, that our planet has not been obliterated by other cosmic objects. If there is anything to encourage any human to believe in God, that, to me, is it: He surely has our home in His hands, if not all of us in His plans.
At times such as these — among others — I am fine with being childlike in my appreciation of God. Just fine with it.