I was sitting at my computer this morning, enjoying my coffee and reading email, when I felt a hard thump! A few seconds later my bookcase started rattling and the room shook for about 3 seconds. The Taiwan Central Weather Bureau reports that it was a 5.9 earthquake centered in the ocean (63km. deep) about 60 – 80 km. from Taipei. It caught me off guard.
It got me to thinking about a passage we looked at a few weeks back when we were studying Noah in the book of Genesis. Matthew 24:38-39 says that even though Noah had been telling everyone it was going to flood they just kept on leading their lives as though nothing would ever go wrong. When the time of God’s judgement came they were not ready. The earthquake is sort of like that; you never know when the next one will come. As it is happening there is nothing you can do to make it stop or go away. You just have to ride it out.
Be ready. When Jesus returns it will be without warning! Kind of like an earthquake! [bibleblock]Matthew 24:42-44[/bibleblock]