As a part of 97.1 WQMG and the Tom Joyner Morning Show, many of you know my role as a¬†broadcaster that includes delivering the news/headlines on the TJMS. Well I'm blogging today to not only talk about what I enjoy and have so humbly been blessed to do with this radio station, but to stress the importance of staying on top of events that are taking place in our world today! Many of you at the writing of this blog will have heard or even discuss¬†to some degree the recent devestation that has taken place in Japan with the powerful earthquake that triggered a Tsunami. As many as 200-300 bodies have been found in the coastal area of the country, and without question those numbers will horrifically rise, as waves as high as some 33 feet carried cars, boats and massive debris across open fields. The earthquake itself, which struck Japan around 2:45pm their time/12:45am EST(our time) has gone down so far as the largest in the country's history and the 5th strongest in world in some 111 years, with at least 19 aftershocks stronger than the recent earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Question Of The Day that many of you tune in to hear on the TJMS recently lead to some very good dialogue when asked...'Is News Becoming More 'Entertainment' Than Acutal News?' Many of us do try to keep up with current events, myself included, as much as possible...but for those of you that don't, take a hard look at what's going in the world around us. Many individuals make the mistake of thinking it doesn't affect me because it's 'not happening here.' Events such as this have a tremendous impact on ALL of us, whether it's happening here at home or around the globe...NONE of us¬†are immuned to any type of devastation that takes place in this world! In fact that same Tsunami that struck Japan also hit Hawaii and put areas of alert as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska, and the ENTIRE U.S. West Coast!!
Whether you have open dialogue through conversation with co-workers, friends, family(and that should even include¬†your children..they too need to realize the importance of world events),¬†or even complete strangers, be it¬†verbally or on the world wide web, just try to keep yourself informed about what's going on around you!
In closing, my prayers and thoughts are with those in Japan and for all of us here in this country. What's taking place in the world around us makes me think of the Book of Zephaniah, with the opening verses reminiscent of both (the) creation and of Noah's flood. Chapter 1:3 "I shall finish off earthling man and beast. I shall finish off the flying creature of the heavens and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked ones; and I will cut off mankind from the surface of the ground,‚ÄĚ is the utterance of Jehovah.¬†" Chapter 3:12 also comes to mind, "And I shall certainly let remain in the midst of you a people humble and lowly, and they will actually take refuge in the name of Jehovah." (New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures) In light of what is taking place in this world today...may we indeed take refuge in our God and continue to keep ourselves informed.
WELL STATED..."KEEPING" UP WITH ANYTHING IS CALLED "RESPONSIBILITY"...WE JUST "DON'T" HAVE THAT WITH MOST OF THE LAST 2 GENERATIONS...ALSO, IN RECENT YEARS WE HAVE SEEN/HEARD OF SO MANY "DISASTERS"...MANY HAVE BECAME "COMPLACENT"...I'M PRAYING FOR JAPAN AND WILL "CONTINUE" TO PRAY...ACCORDING TO OUR BIBLES THERE'S MUCH "MORE" TO COME FOR "ALL" OF US.
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