(Proverbs 30:21 KJV) For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:
What does it take to be an “earth” (776) shaking event? One of the patterns I follow is to hit the “next blog” button on my internet page after I have posted my blog and exited. It is amazing what people blog about. I land on sites from Africa fairly frequently. The events that they focus on are of no importance to us, or so we think. Many of the screaming headlines of our lives are vague echoes over there.
Have you noticed how the threats close to home are the most real? We have survived Hurricane Harvey. Under the radar has been the fires in the Western United States. While we are worried about rescuing pets in Houston, Mexico is hit by an earthquake that kills more in one hour than Harvey killed in a week. Our focus is on the local.
So? The continued reminder of Proverbs is that as much as our world rocks, our Rock is not moved. Is today a red letter day for you? Maybe a black letter day. We have the “Day that shall live in infamy”. Halloween has been relabeled the “Day of the Dead”. For us we are reminded that “this is the day the Lord hath made”. Prepare to rejoice in it.