The New Normal
Are you ready for the ‘new normal’?
Of course we aren’t totally sure what the ‘new normal’ will be yet and we can’t be certain that the whole COVID 19 pandemic has come to an end, but we have to hope and pray that it will come to a conclusion soon and that life can resume some semblance of normality without the threat of further lockdown and multiple deaths.
As we come out of this time of lockdown it will be good to reflect on what lessons have been learned about our individual lives; what things would be good to change and what things would it be good to pursue.
Fifteen months ago our Church had a short time of prayer and fasting and it was clear that God was telling us He was doing a ‘new thing’. Then for over a year we had no positive indication of what that ‘new thing’ would be. On March 15th we had to cancel our first Sunday meeting and very soon thereafter we were recording video services for broadcast on YouTube.
After eight weeks we are settling into a routine and a ‘temporary normal’ was established. Then we entered phase 0 and then phase 1 and the ‘new normal’ started to edge towards the way we always did things, but and here is the big question – is this what God wants for us in the post-COVID era? Please don’t get me wrong – I certainly don’t believe that God initiated this pandemic, but I do believe that He wants us to learn lessons from it.
There are some big lessons to learn, especially in the realms of transport, but that is for the politicians to concern themselves over. There are lessons for us as individuals to learn:
• As we start to come out of lockdown, this will be a good opportunity to take stock of our lives and consider the way forward. Do we really want to slip back into the ‘same old, same old’, or do we want to have a long hard look at life and ask the question “Is there more to life than this?”
• There have been those who have asked “Is this the sign of the end of the world?” Now I am not sure anyone has the answer to that question, but it is certainly a good opportunity to ask ourselves if we are ready to meet with God.
There are very few things certain in this life, but the fact that one day we will all meet our maker is one of them. Perhaps during this time of lockdown you have taken a moment or two to reflect on the meaning of life. Perhaps you’ve had a look at the way you went about your daily routine. Perhaps you questioned whether there is a God.
As we come out of lockdown, we invite you to consider the reality of the existence of God and take time to seek Him for the way forward.
At Wellspring Church we trust wholeheartedly in the word of God and believe that Jesus, the Son of God, died to save us from our sins and that He ascended into heaven to prepare a place for us. Do you have this simple faith and trust for your eternal future?
Why not add Church to your ‘new normal’ and come and find out for yourself about eternal life with God.
Where and how we will meet over the next few weeks has yet to be determined, but we invite you to check out our website for details of our meetings.