Lenten Challenge – Day 36

Yesterday a small earthquake hit here – 3.8 in the middle of the day.  If I’d been driving or in a bigger structure, that’s the sort of size that I wouldn’t necessarily have felt.  The rumble came and went quickly.   Nothing fell.  And give or take a nearby power outage, there were no reports of damage or injury.

YET.  Living on shaky ground means that every little tremor and temblor raises questions and anxiety.  Since the Lenten season began, the earth has shown her devastating power and arbitrary anger.  Not only earthquakes, but tsunamis and wild tornadoes and all manner of flooding.  I’m not sure that there is any place where exposure to the elements is risk reduced.  So we carry on, get water for sustenance should the big one hit while we’re near the storage bins.  Update the first aid kit and secure the bookcases.  Pray for comfort to those who continue to live in tents, search for loved ones and dig out of the rubble of natural and man made disaster.   Seek peace amidst uncertainty and offer joy in the face of peril, day by day…

Writing prompt:   Three things I pray….

to see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, follow thee more nearly...

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