Radar systems are common today, but such technology was not always the case. Today we think of weather radar, military radar, and more. A century ago such was impossible. Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR) gives us advanced warning of dangers of many kinds.
There is a story from WWII concerning RADAR and the USS Alabama (BB-60). The Alabama’s greatest moment came during a Battle on June 19-20, 1944. The Japanese launched an aerial assault on the Pacific 3rd Fleet near the Marianas. Earlier, while at sea the crew of the USS Alabama installed a new radar system (this could not have been a easy task at sea). The SK-2 Radar system spotted the incoming aircraft while they wer 190 miles away and confirmed their approach when they were 140 miles away. This gave the US fleet time to get their aircraft airborne and to ready ship defenses. The battle turned out to be a lopsided Allied victory with Japan losing approximately 500 aircraft and many experienced pilots. This would turn the tide of the war. The battle would become known as “The Great Marianas’ Turkey Shoot.” *
What is on your RADAR?
“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn!” (2 Peter 3:9-12)
Notice verse 11 again, “Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,”?
- Is Christ’s return on your radar?
- Are you prepared for His coming in judgment?
- Are you ready to return with Him to a home in heaven?
“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,” (Hebrews 9:27) Death comes to all.
- Have you made preparations for life after death?
- Are you in Christ?
- Are you preparing for that Day of Judgment?