Life 2: The Sequel
I think we are all anticipating the loosening of sociological restrictions and the lifting of civil / political restraints as we try to get our life back to "normal." I know one thing for sure --- I need a haircut!
Normal includes teaching in front of live people at my Friday Morning Bible Study and Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class, and going back to live, non-virtual church. Normal means getting back to the gym. Normal means seeing some friends and swapping stories. Normal means seeing my kids up-close and personal.
Thankfully, I was never infected with the "Virus" but I have been affected by it. I have realized my vulnerability, susceptibility and ultimately my fragility concerning life. Just one "bug," just one virus can cause such disorientation, devastation, destruction, and so many deaths.
But I have also realized that this type of crisis is what many people live with daily. It is safe to say that daily, billions of people navigate and negotiate life through these types of natural disasters. We who live in America enjoy what Thomas Jefferson feared we would too soon forget; "How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy."
In my "Life 2: The Sequel," as I live in 'Post Coronaville,' I want to pray more for my governmental leaders for wisdom, courage and integrity (Romans 13:1; I Tim. 2 1-2; I Peter 2:17). I want to pray more for the people who live in Communist China, who do not know Christ and live under deplorable conditions - some physical, some psychological, and some spiritual. I want to pray more for my brothers and sisters in Christ who live in China under various forms of persecution, that the Lord Jesus would provide to them courage, conviction and comfort as they live out the music of the gospel and present the message of the gospel.
Life may never be fully restored to "normal." I hope my new normal is a more appreciative one.
Serving Him with you
Until He comes for us,