The comet Elenin has been known and tracked since December 2010, yet the topic of it’s approach has been widely focused upon the last few months. Speculation and rumor abounds with this comet that will so closely travel through our solar system.
Many in the preparedness community are shaken, yet others are calm, even regardless of the ready or not factor. But unfortunately, as with many real natural disasters or even TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) believers in such things, the rumors of the impact that Elenin may have on our lives (or end of our lives) may have been simply exaggerated. Why? Well, because it is truly a big event of which we are unclear of the outcome. The exaggeration may also be a ploy to sell more batteries or water or MREs (meals ready to eat).
At this point, we can do nothing about it’s approach or the information that may or may not be real or even shared with us by NASA, NOAA or a government entity; but we can control our own attitude and conduct our lives with the eminent approach of Elenin – whatever it may cause.
First: Know the Maker of the Universe. Having a relationship with Him through the shed blood of His Son (Him wrapped in human flesh) is the most solid foundation when all else is going to shake.
Second: Your ‘faith’ may not be in NASA, but the truth is that often things are not as bad as they seem. Go to the NASA website here – http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/comet_elenin.html – where they do answer some of the questions written in by the public. Do they address them truthfully? We may not know until Elenin exits our solar system…but there is a bit more peace of mind once the questions are at least somewhat answered.
Third: Do what you can for even the potential of life-as-usual disrupted. Gather water, candles and batteries. Get groceries and long term food storage in place as much as possible. The truth is if it is catastrophic event and our worst fears were to be realized…we’re all gone. No way around that worst case scenario. Time to go…again see the First step. (o: But if life as we are used to it changes? So what! Make the best to be prepared and then enJOY the adventure!
The more upsetting side to being left in the dark about Elenin is that we can let our imaginations (fed by the internet and the fear mongering) throw us from necessary tasks at hand. As often as we allow ourselves to be inundated with the voices of those who would like us to fear – either to buy their product or to tout them as ‘experts’ of some sort or to create a following – we will always be at the mercy of the fear and thus not act out of faith and love.
When fear, questions, ambiguous answers to unending questions rise up, remember to repeat these simple three steps. Only then will we be able to operate and prepare for whatever impact awaits.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. On the contrary, love that has achieved its goal gets rid of fear, because fear has to do with punishment; the person who keeps fearing has not been brought to maturity in regard to love.
Best Blessings and Peace.