Thursday, March 12, 2015

California and Earthquakes: Shaking it up

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It's not surprising that California is at a risk for an earthquake - a pretty big one if this article is correct. You may be wondering why I'd be posting about this though...well, part of it is that I'm from California (born and raised) but another part of it has nothing to do with the earth literally shaking.

What happens when life get's shaken up?

Death. Job loss. Betrayal. Pain. Misfortune. End of a relationship. These are all things that can cause a huge shake up in our lives.

As the Geological Survey was quoted to say, they've raised the risk of an 8.0 magnitude earth quake "from about 4.7% to 7%" within the next several decades. That's a big shake up. And it will affect a lot of people should it happen.

I have thought about current events in the world with a bit (or a lot) of sadness of late. There is so much hurt and pain and striving after things that won't last. Things that won't matter in the end.
I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind.
Ecclesiastes 1:14
What will it take to remind us of what truly matters? Who will we turn to when things do get shaken up?

Have you experienced an "earth shattering" moment in the past? What got you through it? Do you have a favorite verse you could share with us?