There is nothing quite like be awoken in the middle of the night by an earthquake.

This one last night woke me up enough to experience it and to think "wow, this one is kinda big. Father, thank you for keeping me safe and please help anyone not ok because of this earthquake."

Then I fell back asleep and forgot all about it till this morning when another smaller tremor shook me just now.

Last night's quake wasn't actually all that big; only 5.5 at the epicenter.  And about 4 here where I live.  But, I now live on the 7th floor--I've never lived quite that high before which affects the intensity of the quake with it feeling stronger on every floor you go up.

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in
times of trouble.  So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and
the mountains crumble into the sea.  Let the oceans roar and foam. Let
the mountains tremble as the waters surge!  . . .

The nations are in an uproar, and kingdoms crumble! God thunders,
and the earth melts! The LORD Almighty is here among us; the God of
Israel is our fortress.  Come, see the glorious works of the LORD . . .
"Be silent, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world."  The LORD Almighty is here
among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.  (Selected verses from Psalm 46)


  1. I'm glad that it wasn't worse. What a great verse to remember at a time like that.
    I've just found your blog recently and am really enjoying it. Have I introduced myself already? If so, I'm sorry for repeating. :-)

  2. I was also awakened by the shaking! My dh slept surprisingly slept through it.

  3. Psalms 46 is one of my favorite psalms to go to. Using it the way you did makes it all the more real even today.


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