So since the human learning curve is a spiral, I suppose it is normal for the same things to come up again that we thought we learned a long time ago.
God is calling us to personal relationship, and personal holiness, and to taking Him seriously. I thought I had learned that. But since I am trapped in this claymation dwelling, I cannot seem to go for very long before I find I have forgotten who I am in Christ. I am so grateful for new mercies every morning and the fact that He never lets go of the other end of the rope.
Major things like hurricanes and earthquakes bring home the fact that we do not have the control in life that we think we do, and His sovereignty is the only thing that keeps me from despair.
May we all live less selfishly, and may we all remember the One in charge.