Wednesday, July 7, 2010


...and there will be earthquakes in various places...Mark 13:8

I have taken this phrase a bit out of context where Jesus is speaking about things that will happen at the end of the world.  Of course there have been earthquakes for millenia, but for we who live in Southern California, there have been a lot more of them lately.  I'm not going to be so bold as to say that this is the beginning of the end, God will bring it all to an end in His own good way and in His own time.  But there certainly will be an end, whether in my lifetime or years from now.  We have had five or six earthquakes since Easter, all big enough to feel and remind us that God will make an end of things one day.  

My husband likes to say that we know we live in God's country (Southern California) because when He walks around the earth shakes!  

We had a 5.4 today mostly giving rise to a lot of talk and thankfully next to no damage. The main thing for me is that it reminds me that just because I am a Christian, I am not exempt from "acts of God", but I have One who will go with me through whatever happens and if the 'worst' happens I will go to be with Him.  So though the earth may shake, my faith does not.


mrsnesbitt said...

The weather - the unpredictability of it all certainly puts matters into a bigger picture!

Cherdecor said...

I was glad to hear that no one was hurt and it didn't do property damage.

I was studying the plates of the earth and the ring of fire yesterday and just happened to see that you had had an earthquake that was a good size. I know that you have them all the time, but this one seemed like you could have felt it big time.

We had a 4.2 here last year and that was big! Hahahahaha!

Jose said...

I just think it His way of giving us a "fair warning" so that we start fixing things up instead of continuing on this destructive path we seem to be heading towards.

ChrisJ said...

AMEN! Jose!

Morning's Minion said...

Really good thoughts. We need to be reminded at times that God has these upsets and troubles in hand and will see us through.
I hope you are feeling better re the vertigo--even a momentary dizziness is un-nerving.
Thank you for the term "Chinese pink" in regards to my hibiscus.
The weather has been so hot this week that the flowers open in the morning and within a few hours are limp and faded.

photowannabe said...

Your ending sentence is right on. Though the earth may shake, my faith does not.
Amen and amen.

Autumn Leaves said...

I hope my faith is never truly tested. I hope that no matter what it is unshakable.