Updated: Apr 4, 2020
"New Normal." What does that mean?
It seems as if our entire world has been turned upside down. As COVID-19 (coronavirus) impacts virtually everyone’s life, practically everything that we’ve come to expect has changed. If we needed food or hand sanitizer or toilet paper, we’d simply buy it - now, it has disappeared from almost everywhere. If we wanted an enjoyable time with friends, we’d go out for a nice meal or a fun event - now, restaurants, theaters, sporting arenas are all closed. Even things that are central to our everyday routines, like work, school, church gatherings and times with extended family, have come to a halt.
How long will it last? What does it look like? How do we fit in? No one is certain. But, as with most things, there are valuable lessons to be learned during this time. Over the coming weeks, we’re going to explore some of these lessons. And we will find that many things still exist or can still take place - just in a different way than we’re used to. We’ll talk about how to bring our old routines into this new normal. We’ll explore how we can stand on our foundations. We’ll learn how we can have peace in what we already know, in spite of all that we don’t.
We’re hopeful that we’ll discover a new enthusiasm for things which have become routine. And we’re praying that we’ll remember, despite all these changes, we are loved by the God who doesn’t change.