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February 13, 2007

Mark 13:24-37

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But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall He send His angels, and shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

The remainder of the passage may be found at Chamorro Bible. Alongside it: A high resolution image of two F-15 Eagles intercepting two Soviet MiG-29s on their way to Canada. Such was the contest between the Light and the Dark. Now the Power of the Unclean Spirits of the Air has gone to ground, his works to be found in box cutters and snuff films and someday soon the shipping container that makes its way across the line.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 13, 2007 07:07 AM

Comments

Man, that's a cool picture.

Posted by: Solomon [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2007 04:10 PM

I was going to get all excited because I thought it was a "moment in time" combat-cam footage of two Eagles getting ready to turn and burn to establish NORAD air dominance. Then I found out it was post-Cold War and the MiGs were en route to an air show in BC.

But still an uber-cool shot.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2007 05:03 PM

Sorry about the air show bit. The image still amazes me because this must be something like the view up there. What a life to lead.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2007 06:51 PM

I actually saw those MiGs a week or so later, at the Battle Creek air show in Michigan. A remarkable sight. One gave a good flight demonstration. Later on, an F-14 gave an AMAZING demonstration, doubtless to show the Russians what was what.

Posted by: JohnAnnArbor [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 14, 2007 11:55 AM

Ah, Abbotsford '89! I was there for the three days; shook hands with Anatoly Kvotchur (he of the amazing Paris Air Show ejection); almost got into the MiG 27 cockpit; counted rivets on the An 225; stood under the flightpath of the Mrya on takeoff (how big is BIG). And I got the autographs of Anatoly Kvoitchur, Valery Menitsky and Maj Robert Wade ...

The An 225? BIG!

Cheers

Posted by: J.M. Heinrichs [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 14, 2007 10:28 PM

Almost post-Cold War -- in August '89, the Berlin Wall was still standing.

But yes, this is kinda like, say, a photo of the Imperial German Navy headed to Scapa Flow in November 1918 or something...

Posted by: Ben (The Tiger in Exile) [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 19, 2007 06:51 PM