Friday, April 18, 2008

The Earth Trembled

"Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked. Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen." - Psalm 77:18-19

This morning, the earth shook. I'm not sure if it's allowed to do that or not. I mean, just to start moving like that and wreak havoc on everything.

I was awake, leaning up against the outside wall. All of a sudden, there was the loudest noise and what felt like the strongest wind. I'm used to the house shaking...sort of. At least, I thought I was. I live in an old, wooden house that is mostly plaster and no insulation. It shakes every time the wind blows. So I took it for a strong wind or the collapse of my neighbor's garage, which they are currently remodeling. No, it was a 5.2-5.4 magnitude earthquake. And the aftershocks are still coming.

This reminds me of the awesome power of my God, a God who can cause the earth to tremble. And tremble. And tremble. It's just a powerful reminder for me that when God decides to move, the whole world is going with Him. And it reminds me that every time God shakes up my life, it produces aftershocks that affect others. There are no isolated events, no one-time occurrences. God is here for me today, tomorrow, and forever, just as He was here yesterday, and there are others who are watching my life, hoping to see God.

I pray they do.

"Open up the doors and let the music play. Let the streets resound with singing."

Did YOU feel the mountains tremble?

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