It was the Great Shakeout Day yesterday (October 19 10:19 am). The students at school they all practiced earthquake drill. “Drop, Cover and Hold On”. I don’t know how serious they practiced. I guess they did, perhaps because our memory on the disastrous earthquakes happened recently in Mexico is still fresh. Indeed, earthquake experience is not nice, even a small one, it leaves a strong sense of insecurity and destruction in people’s mind.
The Bible has some mentions of earthquake. Many of them connect to the wrath of God to the world. It is also a sign of the end time: 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:11, Jesus told His disciples. Besides earthquakes and other disasters, there will be persecution because of our belief in Christ. Therefore, let us take heart and prepare.
13 And so you will bear testimony to me. 14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.”
The promise from Christ is “19 Stand firm, and you will win life.”
October 20, 2017