Word of the Week: Transcendence

Tadpoles rain from sky in Japan

Tadpoles rain from sky in Japan

"Tadpoles have rained from the sky on a number of occasions in central Japan since the start of the month, it has emerged. A 55-year-old man in the city of Nanao was caught in a downpour of the amphibian larvae that covered a ten metre radius, while a similar incident was reported two days later by officials in nearby Hakusan. Scientists have rejected standard explanations of the phenomenon, as there were no strong winds at the time of the incidents and the size of each downpour was too narrow to be caused by birds spitting out the tadpoles."

"The raining down of small creatures such as frogs and fish is a rare meteorological phenomenon that is reported from time to time across the world. Scientists have widely attributed the surreal raining of animals to strong winds, storms and water sprouts sucking up creatures before depositing them further inland. However, this explanation has not satisfied meteorologists in the Ishikawa region. Officials at Kanazawa Local Meteorological Observatory told local media that they were unsure how the tadpoles had arrived as there had been no reports of strong winds at the time. [Also, if winds had sucked up the tadpoles, it also would have sucked up grass, reeds, and debris, said another scientist in another article]."

Does it seem that more and more inexplicable things are happening these days? And why should that be, when we are the most knowledgeable generation that ever lived? When we have access to incredible science, to advanced technology, and the monetary means to discover more and more? Yet as knowledge increases, scientists are ever more perplexed. It is because God is in control. He is waking us up even as He slowly lifts His hand of protection from the earth. He is showing His hand of sovereignty and divinity. Man can never out-think, out-do, or out-perform God. Never.

The tadpoles, which you know grow into frogs, reminded me of the plague God visited upon Pharaoh of Egypt:

Exodus 8:1 -- Then the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your hand with your staff over the rivers, over the streams and over the pools, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt.'" So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.'

As for the end of days, in Luke 21:25 it is written "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;"

I can guarantee that there will be increasing perplexities visited upon earth, for which the scientists will have no explanation. Pitched into confusion and despair for the things that are coming upon the earth, when the Antichrist offers what seems to be a plausible explanation and a solution, it will be accepted by the rebellious people of earth. And therein lay their doom. For only God can cause perplexities that man cannot understand, because God says "As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts." Isaiah 5:9. And so it is also true that God is the only solution. He sent His son Jesus to be the eternal sacrifice for us sinners. If you feel convicted of your sins, walk through the open door of His gate of forgiveness, and you will find the solution.