Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Where Were You?
Here I am, toting bags laden with mail for our branch offices. As I'm putting them into the various bins in the warehouse, a radio sports commentator says something unusual. "The building is shaking. What's going on? I don't like this." Hmm, California must be having another earthquake. I hope it isn't serious.
When I return to the office, everyone is buzzing about the tremors. A couple of people say they felt it, but most of us didn't. I'm shocked. An earthquake? Here?
Whether an earthquake is literal or figurative, it rocks our world. Everything that was stable suddenly becomes unsteady and unpredictable. We're more aware than ever of the fragility of life.
My late husband's favorite painting was a bird sheltered in the cleft of a rock. A storm raged all around it, but it was safe and calm. In the midst of uncertain times, I'm grateful my trust is in The Rock, Jesus Christ.
If you live in one of the states that experienced the earthquake or tremors, please share what you were doing and how/if it impacted you.