Imagine my surprise to be shaken awake around 5am.  I was expecting the garbage truck to wake me up like every Wednesday morning around then, but I knew this was different.  My bed was shaking, my windows, my whole house.  On top of that, the sub-zero wind was howling outside my window with the expectation of a few feet of snow.

I fell back asleep, expecting to get a text from the school any minute for the long awaited Snow Day.  It finally came, and when I checked Twitter on my iPhone, there was a string of people mentioning an earthquake in the Chicagoland area.  We are about 100 miles from Chicago, yet the earthquake shook us all the way in Granger, Indiana.  I was glad to realize I was not completely crazy.  Then I read this on Facebook status:


  God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend. For He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth'; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength. From the chamber of the south comes the whirlwind, And cold from the scattering winds of the north. By the 7breath of God ice is given, And the broad waters are frozen." ~ Job 37:5-6, 9-10

I think God pops days like this on us every now and then just so we are left in wonder.  Wonder of His majesty and creation.  Wonder at who He is and what He is up to.  I will have a lot of time to wonder today locked up in this house full of squealing girls and all their friends.  I’m glad for this crazy snowquake of a day.

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  1. A couple of us in our house were also woken by the quake–at 4:00 a.m. here though. 😉 It was a crazy kind of day, that’s for sure!

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