The Halifax Explosion January 8, 2016

Last month, the people of Nova Scotia thanked the City of Boston for their help during the Halifax Explosion, donating a giant Christmas tree to that city. On December 6th, 1917, the Norwegian relief ship SS Imo sliced into the side of the French munitions carrier, Mont Blanc in Halifax Harbour, causing an enormous explosion. Hundreds of onlookers gathered at water’s edge, unaware what the crew of the Mont Blanc knew, as they abandoned ship. But 18 minutes later, the first explosion rocked the city, killing many. 2,00 died, 9,000 were injured. Too late they learned that what we don’t know can hurt us. And nowhere is this more dangerous than when it is in reference to eternal things. But if we refuse to listen to the clear warnings about our accountability to our Maker, great harm will come. Please seriously consider your need to make peace with God. Amos the Prophet warned ,“Prepare to meet your God.” What we don’t know can hurt us.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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