Those of us in the Midwest received a 5.4 magnitude wake-up call that was centered just across the Illinois border. We had no noticeable damage in our home, but there were definitely a lot of pictures shaking on the walls. Initial reports show a little bit of damage on some older buildings in downtown Louisville, but it seems like it will be a minor event.
There is nothing like the very ground underneath your feet shaking to remind us how little control we have over the affairs of this life. If there is anything we take for granted, it is that the ground we walk on will remain steady underneath our feet, but events like earthquakes remind us that even that assurance can be taken away from us. Thankfully, we can trust in the one who is in control (Deu. 32:39).