“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Matthew 24:36 NIV
This morning, a bit before 6, I woke up to a large earthquake which was magnified because our house sits up on posts. I’ve written before about our earthquakes in PNG so this should not be surprising to anyone but the timing of this one was a bit amusing. In my half-asleepness I laughed remembering the recent news articles (like this one) about the end of the world but then just rolled over and went back to sleep. It is now May 21st 2011, the day when supposedly a large earthquake would shake the world and the rapture would happen but things have seemed pretty normal today. I’ll let you know tomorrow if anything changes.
Here are the earthquake details for anyone interested:
Magnitude 5.8 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.
Friday, May 20, 2011 at 19:43:15 UTC Magnitude 5.8
Date-Time Friday, May 20, 2011 at 19:43:15 (UTC) – Coordinated Universal
Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 05:43:15 AM – Local Time at Epicenter
Location 7.21S 146.89E
Depth 1.0 kilometers
Region EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.
Distances 54 km (33 miles) SSW of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
149 km (92 miles) NE of Kerema, New Guinea, PNG
252 km (156 miles) N of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2337 km (1452 miles) NNW of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Event ID usc0003k0p
Just in case you didn’t know this about me: I firmly believe in the truth of the Bible. If it says we are not to know the day or the hour, we are not going to know. We have been forewarned, “You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” (Luke 12:40)