We’re all having to do a lot of adjusting at the moment, aren’t we? Staying at home or working differently, changes to routine and priorities, finding other ways to communicate and spend our time. Not knowing how long this will be for.
To be honest, we’re not used to it.
In this digital world, we press a button and it’s done. Email sent. Photo shared. Channel changed.
Remember the old days? Old TV sets or radios? You turned a knob to switch it on, carefully twisted a dial to tune in to each channel, maybe even balanced precariously with an indoor aerial to catch the signal and get the clearest picture. The slightest inaccuracy in a twiddle too far or wobble in balance and all you got was fuzzy lines and static.
It feels like that is where we are now.
There’s no press button, instant adjustment to this new world of pandemic and precautions, restrictions and redefinition. The news, the guidelines keep changing, evolving like a virus itself – it’s hard to keep up.
So we keep adjusting that dial, fine tuning our actions and reactions to each new day’s new challenges, constantly learning new ways of living.
It’s hard work. Stressful. Exhausting. We’re not good at change. And here we are, forced to repeatedly change our ways.
But there is One Constant. One Who never changes. One Who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And yet One Whose trademark is renewal and new starts.
One Who gives us His strength when we come to the end of our own. One Who shows us hope when we run out of our own. One Whose endless supply of love is available to sustain us and ours at all times, day and night.
One Who is only a prayer away – as quick as a press of a button. And Whose peace is there waiting for us if we adjust our dial to His frequency.