Sunday, May 11, 2014

Bread For The Journey


On April 23rd  British Columbia experienced a 6.6 magnitude earthquake centred near Port Alice on Vancouver Island.
 Harv and I were sitting at the kitchen table visiting with a friend,  when he interrupted the conversation saying, " We're having an earthquake!"
My ever observant husband had seen the light fixture begin to sway and as looked around we saw the cords from the window blinds swinging back and forth.
Later on the news we received confirmation that BC had indeed been shaken!

A phrase in Psalm 112:6 caught my attention later in the week and I reflected on what it means to be unshaken.
It means standing firm when everything around you is shaking.
When others question your faith and their own; asking those really hard questions,
 does your foundation remain firm?
When illness or death strikes, does it shake your trust in God's love and care?
When facing financial loss, when relationships crumble, where is your foundation?
Psalm 18:2 declares
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God my strength in whom I will stronghold
and Psalm 62:2 affirms that:
He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress.
I shall not be greatly shaken.

In this world there will be earthquakes
 - times when we are fearful, times when we question God's presence in our lives,
 times when we call out in desperation as we feel the earth shake.
However the Bible assures us that God is our firm foundation
Stand Firm on Him.


  1. Dear Bev,
    thank you so much for your words and thoughts!
    They are so elementary!
    Sunny greetings,

  2. I read your posts every Sunday before I head off to work (yes, I have to work on Sundays) and you always seem to make me reflect on a place in my life where I need reminding that God is present in my life. This week was a really important one as I see both of my 20 something sons struggling with life and I am always praying for them to find their way. Thanks for your timely reminders!