Over 1,000 spectators gathered Saturday, August 3, 2013, to watch the demolition of the decommissioned Kern Power Plant in Bakersfield, California. Many slept in their cars overnight in order to get a good view of the planned implosion of the old steam power plant.
When the explosion occurred, shrapnel came flying toward the crowd. 5 people suffered injuries, including one man whose leg was severed.
Officials are conducting an investigation to try to find out what went wrong with the demolition.
Sometimes people get hurt for the simple reason that they chose to be too close to a dangerous situation.
Several years ago, some young people in the town where I lived gathered together for a party. Alcohol was consumed. Tempers flared. A gun was fired. Someone who was not even the intended target was shot to death. A young man lost his life because he chose to be too close to a dangerous situation.
There are many types of sins that entice us to get too close to the danger. Before we realize what is happening, we can suffer a serious spiritual injury.
That’s why the Bible says—“Avoid every kind of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:22).