Friday, March 18, 2011

By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


In order to save about one million lives from a threatening nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, Japan that will cause the release of radioactive gases into the air, something more powerful than natural calamities is required to stop it. I am referring to nothing else but the Creator of Heaven and Earth to move to stop it.

It has always been said that a prayer of faith can move mountains. It therefore can also stop a nuclear explosion caused by an act of nature.

International media caught the face of Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, a United Nations watchdog, worriedly begging the whole world to cooperate with Japan in preventing a nuclear disaster.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on March 18th that the nuclear crisis is indeed “very grave” but vowed that Japan would be able to overcome it.

On March 17th, Japanese Emperor Akihito, the sovereign head, spoke calmly to his subjects and asked them to hope for a solution to the crisis. He definitely showed his humility that only hope could save his nation from the crisis though he never mentioned God or intimated about Him. It is good to remember that when Japan surrendered to the Allied forces at the close of the second world war, Akihito’s father, Emperor Hirohito renounced his being of divine nature and accepted the fact that he was not a living God as regarded by the Japanese people for many years.

The nuclear crisis occurred when a magnitude 9 earthquake and the tsunami, both natural calamities, damaged the back up generators that control the cooling system of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima-Dai-ichi Atomic Plant. The engineers have been working very hard to prevent the fuel rods from overheating and exploding. The Japanese soldiers pitched in by dousing sea water to the fuel rods that seemed to work temporarily.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company is trying to connect cable lines to restart the crippled water pumps. Still one official said that even if the connection is successful, there is no guarantee that it will prevent an explosion.

In short and plain language, Japanese superb technological skills and expertise cannot promise that it can stop an explosion and the release of radioactive materials into the air.
The Japanese government raised the alert lever from 4 to 5 just two levels below from Ukraine’s Chernobyl disaster in 1986 alert level 7 when the reactors finally exploded causing thousands and thousands of death from radiation.

Moral of this story: God in Heaven is waiting for the Japanese leaders and people to ask for His help in solving this nuclear crisis and give credit where credit is due.



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