Kate said NORMAL
I knew this word would rear its ugly head sooner or later during this C19 mess.
So, what IS normal anyway?
Back to the …
- too much to do
- not enough hours in a day
- I am soooo tired
- running here and there
- taking kids to one sports practice or music lesson, to another
- can’t wait for the weekend
- if only I had more time, I would __________ (fill in the blank)
Old & Familiar
What if what we thought was normal was …
OLD, FAMILIAR, BORING?
What if God wants to do a NEW THING?
Remember the exodus?
If you are a person of faith and are somewhat familiar with the Old Testament you will remember the Israelites being held captive in Egypt for four hundred years under the tyranny of a Pharoah. LET MY PEOPLE GO, Moses pleaded after ten plagues and other horrid things.
He gave them what they wanted. No more back-breaking, leaning over making of bricks. No more mixing mud, water, and straw. No more food rationing. No more unfair treatment. No more slavery.
They left – not only did they leave but God even showed up and showed off by splitting the Red Sea in order for them to separate themselves from the enemy. And, THEN, they saw that same sea swallow up the chariots, the tyrannical leadership, the swords, the horses, the horror of the past four hundred years…
Of these same rescued people when they told Moses they had it better off in Egypt, in the chains of slavery than they had it now traveling to the Promised Land.
I don’t know about you
But, for me? I want to see what God is doing and how He is going to use this whole C19 mess to do a new thing. Let’s not forget people, we live in a fallen world, a world black with sin, a world He promised to take HIS OWN out of….one sweet day.
Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43.19
Steven Furtick, Pastor of Elevation Church, Ballantyne NC, preached a message “Looking Forward to Normal,” several weeks ago. I scratched a lot of notes and this blog post is the result of that scratching.