- if the tea they drank that morning tasted any better than tea on any other day.
- if they realized many of their friends would be "bodies turned to black char" before noon.
- if Col. Paul Tibbets, commander of the Enola Gaye, realized that "...9 of out 10 people half a mile or less from ground zero" would be dead.
- if Bombardier Thomas Frebee, who replaced the regular bombardier Donald Orphin for this mission, comprehended that "half the city's population" would be dead or injured before he released "Little Boy".
- if anyone knew in advance of the "firestorm engulfing 4.4 square miles", and how many lives it would take with it.
What would it have been like to hear Truman's voice, at 11:00 a.m., informing the world about the potential deaths and destruction. After remembering September 11, 2001, I know I would have been in total shock.
There is no doubt Hiroshima was powerful 65 years ago.
What did God see on August 6, at 8:16? Didn't He see thousands suddenly 'popping' into eternity without (or with) knowing His Son? Yes. Did he think it was powerful, as we do? No.
If you think taking so many lives, or the explosive power of the bomb, was powerful, consider this. We have been told of a day when, along with a huge firestorm, everyone (6+ billion) will 'pop' into eternity. Consider how everything you can see (and can't see) will be liquefied (literal translation of 'melt').
My brother Peter asked the right question a few (thousand) years ago. What kind of person should we (I) be....?
Questions: Can you imagine the power of God when he ends what he created? Am I ready? Better yet, are you?