On a most unusual stormy Sunday afternoon,
P asked if I felt the shaking.
We were watching a movie about a boxer
whose life changed direction after finding God.
My friend’s question tapped me into awareness
that created space in my consciousness to feel the
elongated undulation of
a not too close earthquake.
I wonder why I was surprised that in the midst of a storm
the LORD had reason to get our attention
by means of an earthquake?
I also wonder if one thing delivered the jolt that
turned the boxer’s life around,
or if he woke up slowly,
after pushing life’s snooze button too many times?
We don’t always know how the Lord will speak.
Elijah withstood a great and powerful wind that shattered the
But the Lord did not speak through tempest, earthquake,
or flaming mad fire.
Sensing a whisper
the prophet covered his face
and listened to
the voice of God.