When we moved to Alaska, we were on an adventure to experience God. Little did we know that would include a taste of His power through a 7.1 magnitude earthquake! Early Sunday morning, we were jolted awake by a loud “Crack!” followed by a whole lot of rattling, rumbling and rolling. For over a minute (which seemed like an eternity) the ground beneath us shook, shimmied, and swayed, and then it stopped as suddenly as it had started.
The next morning at church when the Chief of the village asked if I was going to give a sermon on the power of God, I replied, “I’m pretty sure God preached that sermon last night, and I have nothing to add!” Thanks be to God who protected us (and our village) from any serious injuries or property damage.
Today our nerves have calmed down, our wall pictures are straight again, the contents of our cupboards are newly organized, and we are grateful we didn’t have to do any tsunami surfing…God is GOOD! Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, phone calls, texts, and emails over the last couple days. It is such an encouragement and blessing to know that although thousands of miles separate us from most of you, we are close in mind and heart.