Sunday, November 6, 2011

Earthquakes and Thoughts

As I write it is 2:10 AM - I can't sleep and time has already changed back an hour so last night it would have been 3 am. 25 hours ago I was awake because of a 4.7 earthquake that struck near Prague, Oklahoma (about 45 miles from me give or take a few). We felt the shaking as we had just settled for sleep and awakened by noise. I knew that something was happening but didn't quite know what but within a few minutes "Earthquake" flashed in my head. Sure enough! There was a red box about the size of a 5 magnitude on the website on my phone. I had to settle as this is not the first time I had felt an earthquake but the biggest one I had been in at that time.
Now just 3 hours ago we had a even stronger and major earthquake which started as a 5.2 but was upgraded to a 5.6. There were more news report feeds on my Facebook and this time more damage. A good amount of damage reports have been reported from cracks to items off the wall. Some roads have been damaged and DOT is working to fix. I'm sure some of the structural damage won't be found until morning. This earthquake has been said to "beat" the old record from 1952 in El Reno, Oklahoma of 5.5. The last two years we have had blizzards, floods, tornadoes, 50+ days of heat over 100, drought and now earthquakes (which are not new but never in the same time frame).

Time - running through my head - how much time do we have? to live here on Earth? How much time to spend with our loved ones? Time is short my friends. Time - I'm reminded of a verse:
"whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow.
For what is your life?
It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away."
James 4:14
The subject is about boasting even things tomorrow but in this verse the reminder that our life is short.

Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? He paid the price for us - the sacrifice for all our sins, redeeming us and making us white as snow. Without Jesus Christ, His forgiveness, we are apart from God Almighty and will not have eternal life. Will you choose today - life or death? Eternal life, I pray, is your answer. Asking Lord Jesus to forgive your sins and help you change your ways. Turning to Jesus with your whole heart, asking Him to heal, mend and shed His light on the areas in your life that need to change. He will forgive as this is a gift from God.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved."
John 3:16-17

Thanking the Father for another day. Amen!


Karen said...

I have a friend in Ada OK that posted about the quake, does put things in a different many are waiting to make a decision for day it will be too late...

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I felt it last night even here in Northern MO.

I have lived to see many natural disasters around the world, but never so many all within a couple years like now. I got the same urgency as you...we cannot just sit around, the Word must be spread...

Child of God said...

Glad to hear you guys are fine. It is a scary feeling and sure does get one thinking about when will He be coming.


Cathy said...

I was on Twitter last night, reading about the earthquake. I know it was scary. A great post, reminding us the time is short, and we need to know Jesus. Blessings ~

Child of God said...

Hi Sara,
I just heard there was another earthquake in OK. Letting you know I am praying for you guys. Hoping all is well.

Sara G said...

Thank you all for your comments, blessings and prayers. Yes we had another earthquake 4.7 tonight along with heavy rain and wind, hail and tornadoes in our state. We are under a tornado watch until 4 am. Thank you for the prayers. At this time, 9:30 central, we are doing ok and hoping others are too. ` Sara

Tamara said...

Well hey! Small world I guess :) We live in Norman OK and also felt the 5.6 earthquake Sunday.

Ken said...

Hi Sara,
I seems like there is always something happening somewhere these days. I too have to wonder how much time we have left. We must be pointing as many people to Jesus as we can.