When the earth shakes beneath your feet…
When the world, your world, is in turmoil everywhere you look…
Things get crazy for awhile. Things go back and forth like a pendulum.
Sometimes, when the earth shakes beneath your feet, you may not understand, Your eyes may be clouded by the rain, the fog, the tears. When the earth shakes beneath your feet, it might be hard to breathe for awhile, to make sense of what’s happening before your eyes.
The earth is shaking.
The ground is breaking.
The world is spinning.
Falling. Falling. Falling.
When the earth shakes beneath your feet,
When you fall from a great height,
It may look like there’s no rope, no ladder, no hand, to pull you back up.
And that’s true. For awhile.
When you’re down, there’s a time when you need to regroup, rebuild.
When the world has changed, you may need to cry. You may need to break. But…
When the world shakes beneath your feet, you learn a little something.
You might fall. But, in the end, you learn exactly how strong you are. Amid the nights where everything seems as if it is falling apart, you learn…
That your two feet must be ready to walk.
That you have to take care of yourself.
That even though things might be chaotic, even though it hurts…
The earth will steady.
The world will settle.
And when it does…
When it does…
You will stand,
You will smile.
You will dance.
The earth is steady.