To any of you out there that have had children, our family has been blessed with six, you know what the Lord was talking about referring to birth pains (ladies especially, we men were spectators and cheerleaders). Anyway, when the time was getting close I often developed a sense for when my wife was starting to have a contraction (by the fifth or sixth child anyway, but then I’m kinda slow). We’ve been seeing in the news the last couple days a number of Earthquakes on both sides of the Pacific. I heard they had another pretty decent aftershock today – so I pulled some data from my favorite earthquake data site (iris.edu). Below is a very ugly table – but what jumps out a me is what seems to be a fairly large number of events ranging from 4 – 7 on the scale all in the last 48 hours, from Oregon down to the coast of Mexico. It has me wondering, are we about to have a contraction? I fear for the people that don’t know the Lord that might be where this hits, and for the rest of us I guess I hope if it’s happening now for real because that means our long awaited joy is not far off.
— begin ugly table —