Summer has arrived with a vengeance. It seems as though this year we just weren’t prepared for it. We jumped straight from a wet and dreary winter right into the heat of summer. Of course, we can add to this the slow and steady withdrawal from the strictness of COVID into an on/off relaxing of the rules and by the time you read this the rules may have changed again.
The return to normality will still take some time, but perhaps now is the time to ask what sort of ‘normality’ do we want to return to? The freedom we get as the rules relax will come as a welcome change at first, but when the dust settles will the ‘same old same old’ be what we really want? Let’s face it, the ‘normality’ we used to know wasn’t always what we would have preferred. There was always a space in our lives which never seemed to be filled no matter how hard we tried.
What can fill this space in our lives?
What is it that seems to be missing or creating doubts in our lives?
The world will not return to the same ‘normal’ as it experienced before. There will always be a nagging doubt in the minds of some people regarding safety. There will be a need for ongoing injections to keep us safe and the habits of a lifetime will change to conform to the new normality.
There is only one universal constant freely available to everyone. The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
Perhaps this season of COVID has caused you to sit down and take stock about your life, its purpose and destiny. As you searched for the answer have you considered Jesus?
In the Bible in John’s Gospel and Chapter 14 Jesus has a long discussion with His disciples about their destiny.
‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
4 You know the way to the place where I am going.’
5 Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where You are going, so how can we know the way?’
6 Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through Me.
Jesus starts by saying “Don’t worry I have a place for you in my Father’s house and I am going to take you there.” Perhaps like us the disciples seemed to question everything, prompting Jesus to explain more and more. Jesus finishes this short discourse by saying He is the only way to the Father’s House.
As you sit down and consider the post COVID future, are you asking questions to which you don’t seem to have the answers? Have you considered Jesus?
How do you picture Church? Wellspring Church is very different and promises you a very warm welcome. At Wellspring Church we have found answers to many of life’s questions through our faith and trust in Jesus. We meet every Sunday at 11am in the room above Trevi Bar, Camposol B and we extend a warm welcome to you to come and discover Jesus for yourself.
The post COVID normal could be a lot more exciting than you had ever thought possible. Come and find out!