I felt the earth move under my feet. I feel the sky tumbling down. These are words to a song from my past. When people talk about the earthquake that happened Saturday night these words start going through my head. I was lying in bed reading my book when the rumble started. I thought Tim was doing something in the garage. I got up, in frustration; to tell him he was shaking the house. When I stepped out of my bedroom he was sitting at the kitchen table with eyes as big as saucers. We just sat there looking at each other saying what do we do now? We didn’t know whether to sit there or run. If we ran we did not know where to run. I guess we are like most people when it comes to it we just sat and looked at each other. (We are also the people that go stand on the porch to watch a tornado.) I hope that if a disaster comes to our area someone will come to the Russell house and get us out. We will either be on the front porch or sitting at the kitchen table.
You know one of these days the Earth is going to shake and the Eastern sky is going to open. Jesus is going to come. Will we be ready for that or will we just set and stare? I know I am ready that is why I can stand on the porch and watch. How about you?
For as the lightning comes from the east and is seen in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:27