Dear Christ Church Family,
I was recently told that told that “normal” is nothing more than a setting on a dryer, consequently I should stop telling people to prepare for the “new normal.” The suggestion was that we now face abnormal, ongoing change. Perhaps. However:
- There is nothing new or abnormal about change. 2,500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus noted that, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
- Change is not constant. There are inflection points, and we are navigating one at the moment. But I do think things will settle (however briefly) into something that feels new and normal.
- We do need to prepare. If you are skimming any of the professional or business publications you know this. Everyone is writing about how to navigate a crisis, retool, etc. Please understand, I am making a different point: because so many things are changing, we need to rest in the one who is the same yesterday, today and forever. As He reminds us in Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”
Today’s Daily Devotion: Today we pause at the bottom of the Carmen Christi to reflect and embrace Jesus – not just as Savior, but also as example. I also celebrate how inherently applicable good theology is.
Tomorrow’s Prayer Mtg: Don’t forget tomorrow (Tuesday) evening’s all church Zoom prayer call. It’s a 7:00 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the link.