Sounds like an opening teaser to a creepy movie, doesn't it? Come to think of it, I believe there is just such a title out there.
This week I was saddened to hear the story about the man in Florida who was dramatically swallowed by a sink hole beneath his bedroom. Fast asleep & unawares, the earth's gaping maw opened up wide & deep (some say over 100 feet) to claim him. In a split second he was gone. All rescue attempts failed.
I have thought about that
The opening salvo of the referenced website (below) reads:
"Sinkholes are part of the slow, natural process of erosion
in Florida’s limestone terrain that occur over thousands of years.
These common geologic phenomena generally occur where the
limestone is within a few hundred feet of the land’s surface."
- A slow, common phenomenon.
- Erosion. Just beneath the surface.
- Seeping water & toxic formations of carbon dioxide and decay.
- Hazardous migration of water; destroying much of the area(s) around it.
It all sounds so familiar.
Today I wonder at the sin(k) holes in and/or near my life. What might be lurking there ~ just beneath the surface ~ ready to swallow me when I least expect it?
Am I guarding my own heart as instructed?
Make no mistake: my intention is not inclined towards fear-mongering. Rather, it's an object lesson in life. Call it "World Studies", if you will.
Be alert and of sober mind.
Your enemy the devil prowls around like
a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Resist him, standing firm in the faith,
because you know that the family of believers
throughout the world is undergoing
the same kind of sufferings.
And the God of all grace, who called you
to his eternal glory in Christ,
after you have suffered a little while,
will himself restore you and make you
strong, firm and steadfast.
To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
~ 1 Peter 5:8-11
LINK: How Sinkholes are Formed