Tuesday, October 15, 2013

He holds its pillars firm

When the earth and all its people quake, 
it is I who hold its pillars firm.
Psalm 75:3

8:12 a.m. October 15th.

Amy noticed it first - the tremor and shaking.
Wall hangings swayed, and the ground under our feet felt disconcertingly 
like sifting sand at the ocean's edge.

I don't really know how long it lasted,
but I do know it was longer than any quake we've ever felt here.
(Thanks to those who have expressed concern about us...we are absolutely fine.)
The epicenter was in Bohol (A), northwest of our island of Mindanao.  But we felt the shocks all the way in Davao.

For those closer to the central Philippines epicenter of this 7.2 quake,
  the death toll is now numbered well over 100, with many injured.
Buildings fell, bridges collapsed, roads folded.

A collapsed church - photo from CNN
 We are reminded again of the incredible power of God.

We sometimes wonder why He would allow such disasters to occur,
but I find it much more breathtaking to consider 
His unfathomable goodness and control,
keeping such beautiful order day after day, 
year after year 
in this intricately woven world and universe of ours.

He holds its pillars firm.
Thanks be to God. 
*Pray today for the people of Bohol and Cebu affected by this quake...


Judy said...

Thanks Barb...I was wondering whether you guys felt the earthquake or not! Sounds like you really did! So glad you are safe and did not suffer more damage! Praise God!

Rosalie said...

Glad you were kept safe!