This week was tough to plow through, I don’t know about you, but since last March it feels like we’ve been living in that movie with Bill Murray “Groundhog Day” where everyday keeps repeating itself. As we’ve entered our second year of this pandemic and our second lockdown we received a bit of hope with our kids returning to school next week. However with the different variance of coronavirus now spreading I have to ask should they be going back? Believe me I want them back in school, the kids back in school means my wife can work and we can work on getting our finances back in order, but I have questions about it. Lots of questions but no answers. As a Christian I just have to trust in the Lord day by day, which has been the hardest part of all of this, living day by day with no planing for the future. Do you ever get in your car to go home from work and when you pull in your driveway you wonder how you got there? That’s the stage of the pandemic I’m in.
God gave me a great reminder when Israel walked out of Egypt no longer slaves, but no immediate home to go to (Exodus 13:34). All they had was God leading them in the form of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. It’s a pretty awesome picture, but even the people got tired of waiting and it was in the waiting that got them in trouble. Human nature is fascinating, they saw first hand how God had led them, provided for them and protected them. In waiting for what was next, temptation to take back control was too great. So they created their own god, talked about returning to slavery and had a wild time at the bottom of a mountain. There is an old proverb that says ‘The devil makes work for idle hands’ . As we’re living out Groundhog Day the challenge will be to not supplement our boredom with a go to vice], but to find accountability through friendships that bring out the best of us through laughter and challenging conversations. We’ve seen many stages of this pandemic from hoarding massive amounts of toilet paper, to learning how to cut hair, pets being adopted, does anyone remember the shortage of yeast and flour because everyone was baking? We may want to take some advice from James to get through the The Groundhog Day stage ‘Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you’ (James 4:8) pray, meditate and be on the Zoom daily with like minded people!
We got this!