MyShake is an app with a single job—to warn of an earthquake.

It works through receiving information from local authorities and then alerts people to the impending earthquake. This allows for people to quickly find a quick spot to endure the shaking.

Residents of the Pacific Northwest are alerted to massive quakes. These alerts allow for up to a minute and a half preparations. Earthquakes originating from the Cascadia Subduction Zone can send shock waves and tsunamis as far as Japan.

Wouldn’t you want to receive a warning before an earthquake?

Then, why do people not heed warnings of even more profound events?

In Luke 16, Jesus tells the story of the reversal of fortunes involving the beggar, named Lazarus and the unnamed man of wealth. The rich man finds his torment too much to bear and begs Abraham to send someone to warn his brothers. But Abraham refuses.

“He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’ ” (Luke 16:31)

God provides the warning of judgment and destiny through the words of Scripture. We heed it to our delight and ignore it to our peril.

Are you listening to the alarms?

-Robert G. Taylor-