"And I saw seven angels which stood before God, and to them were given trumpets."
In a telling coincidence, the night of our President's announcement of a major troop "surge" in Iraq, a comet appeared in the night sky. This "heavenly body", the comet McNaught, was recently discovered over the summer and has astonished astronomers with its apparent magnitude--by some estimates -8.8! It is even brighter than it's herald, Venus the Evening Star, and is visible for only two more days. In the book of Revelation, comets are known as portents of doom and are classified according to shape. In the case of McNaught, it is known as a "trumpet" due to is long, straight tail. After listening carefully to the President, he clearly believes what he's doing is the right thing. But after watching the skies and reading the report at the end of this post...it all seems to me a very bad omen.
At sunset tonight I went to my roof to photograph the comet and to observe it with my own eyes.
It was no trouble to find as the sun went down.
A close up.
Here it is in context, to the upper right hand corner.
Just then, the resident RTH came home for the evening, skimming the rooftops.
And now on to the link...
"And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God."