Matt 24 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ, and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
Yesterday as I was reading my daily devotion, sitting in the recliner and sipping my cup of joe, my house shook and the chair started to vibrate! It felt soooo weird! I had to remind myself that my chair was not a vibrating one. As I blasted out a note to my social network of Cup of Joe friends in Tulsa, it wasn't long before everyone was confirming what I had felt. Soon, we learned that an earthquake did happen in Norman, OK and it was felt in many places. My mind went right to this scripture in Matthew 24.
Many strange things are going to happen as we move closer and closer to the return of Christ. But we are encouraged to take it in stride and to "not be alarmed". Earthquakes in "various" place, places like Tulsa, Oklahoma!!
Today, take a moment to thank the Lord for the relationship that you have together. He can watch over you and settle you down when there is a whole lotta shakin going on!