ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2012, I told my four-year-old son, «Son, the earth is shaking; come and listen with me to the sounds it makes.»
He happily put his little ear on the ground to listen. But the seismic movement suddenly accelerated and the sounds got much louder. Ido not aggregate: they seemed like the sound of drums. Some objects in the house quickly began to fall. My son and 1 then ran toward the doorway and there we knelt down to pray to the Lord. Without realizing it, I raised my arms to heaven and began a prayer for my home: «Lord, I declare that the blood of Christ covers us. I declare salvation for this home.
I continued praying the whole time that the earthquake lasted. I had not noticed the fact that my little boy was very frightened, when suddenly, I saw him begin to exclaim, «Jesus is coming, Mom. Jesus is coming!
I explained to my son that this was one of the many earthquakes experienced by a country as seismic as Costa Rica. Later, I discovered that it had registered 7.6 on the Richter scale—really strong, like few I could recall.
Earthquakes are also part of the signs of the last days; there will be strong natural disasters when Christ’s Second Coming gets near. «The earth’s crust will be rent by the outbursts of the elements concealed in the bowels of the earth.
…Tie time is now come when one moment we may be on solid earth, the next the earth may be heaving beneath our feet. Earthquakes will take place when least expected» (White, Last Day Events, ch. 2, pp. 25, 26).
The Bible text gives us the certainty we need to have: «Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever» (Psalm 125:1) The earthly Mount Zion may fall as a consequence of wars, evil, or natural disasters, but the heavenly Zion will last forever. This is what the Eternal God offers you today: «If you trust completely in Me, even though the earth trembles and collapses before you, you will be like Mount Zion, unmoving; you will abide forever.»
«Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever» (Psalm 125:1).