The New Normal

 Covid-19 and the regulations that are utilized to deal with it, have caused many to ask the question, “Will things ever return to normal?”  To be sure, things will change again in time, and perhaps some will see it as a return to  the old “normal,” …others will not.  But everybody should know by now, change happens, and in time, people adjust.  As to whether the change is for better or for worse, depends upon who is talking.

  We who are older seem to have a harder time dealing with change because we have so much life with which to compare, while the younger generations measure change by the experiences of their lesser years.  Who is right in their assessment of change?  God is.  He said, While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. (Genesis 8:22)” Some things will never change!   But He also says, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)”  So, while some things cannot be altered, others will, and those who live on planet Earth will continually have to adjust to a new normal.

  In a world that is ever changing you might be interested, and comforted, in knowing that there is a realm that never changes.  It is the realm of our Creator God. “…the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17)”   And you can be a citizen of that realm, a bonafide member of the family of God the Father, for now and forever.  Your adoption papers are already signed and sealed by Jesus Christ, who secured this eternal relationship by His death, burial and resurrection.  Our sinful nature and daily choices to have it our way instead of God’s has separated us from our Creator God; but because of Jesus’ great sacrifice He is able to offer this invitation to you, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)”

Now wouldn’t that be a welcomed NEW NORMAL?