There is no denying that 2020 has been a year full of ups, downs, surprises, shocks, and everything in between. Some speculate there is something larger at play; that these strange occurrences could be caused by something we cannot comprehend, or that it may even be signs of the second coming of Christ. Read on to learn more and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Click here to watch the full video that inspired this blog: “Something Biblical is Happening Worldwide“
Flurry of Earthquakes
The Salton Sea, located in Southern California, happens to sit directly on top of the San Andreas Fault. On August 11, 2020 a storm of earthquakes affected the area and its residents. This “Salton Sea Swarm” of over 25 earthquakes is the fourth time since 2001.
Sparta North Carolina, an area not known for instances of earthquakes experienced the largest since 1916. This quake, which occurred on a Sunday morning in August , had a huge impact for some churchgoers. During an outdoor mass, reportedly as the reader read this verse, several attendees felt the ground shake:
Animal Life in Peril
Residents of Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL were disturbed as thousands of dead fish washed ashore in the bay. Fish of all species and sizes were found deceased, spanning miles down the coast. Residents claimed to never have seen anything like this before in their entire lives of living in Biscayne Bay.
In Turkey, hundreds and thousands of dead seagulls washed up onto the shore amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Dangerous Occurrences Natural World
Mount Sinabung, A once dormant volcano in Indonesia became active again in 2010. On August 13, 2020 alone, Mount Sinabung erupted in a series of seven times. The eruption reportedly sent ash as high as 5KM into the air.
Summer storm system, Thalia, brough heavy rain, blackouts, and flooding to Northwestern Greece earlier this month. The storm brough severe weather and the Greek Weather Service counted as many as 9,900 lightning strikes during the storm.
Meanwhile, Yemen has experienced months of heavy rain and dark clouds, pushing an already struggling country to the brink. Yemen’s largest city, Sanaa, has seen devastation of markets, shops and homes while many residents already displaced people find themselves with little or no shelter. This heavy rainfall, beginning in mid-April, has fallen before the start of Yemen’s rain season.
Wheaton, Illinois experienced extreme high winds in what some believe to be a twister. The damaging storm came through the West and Southwest Suburbs of Chicago which knocked over the historical College Church steeple in Wheaton. Pastor John Moody reassures his congregation that the Church itself is just a building, and that he wants everyone to realize that the church is found in the people and in Jesus. The intense storm seemed to take the shape of a dragon-shaped windstorm as it sped across Illinois and Southern Wisconsin with wind speeds of 100MPH.
Although no one on this earth has the correct answer for why 2020 has seen so many crazy occurrences around the world, all we can do is have faith that everything is happening for a reason. In the meantime, we can all remember to have an open, honest, and loving heart for our fellow citizens on Earth. Whether they are your neighbor, your family, someone on the other side of the world, or the animals around us, remember to lead with love and treat others as you wish to be treated.