6. June, Derek, ‘The New Normal’, (2min read)

By | 6th June 2020

June 2020

As a man sat reading his newspaper one morning the doorbell rang, opening the door he was greeted by a delivery driver, standing at the regulation two metres distance,

“Parcel there for you”, he said, pointing towards the doorstep,

“Thanks”, replied the man, picking up the box,

“Something good?” asked the driver,

“I think it’s my new normal” replied the man, smiling.

Obviously fiction; the delivery driver wouldn’t have had time to stand chatting with so many deliveries to make in a day!!

We hear a lot of the coming “new normal” at the moment; the way the world will be when we finally resume life, free of the restrictions which we currently live under.

None of us knows just what the new normal will be like (or what size box it will come in). We will, no doubt, adapt to it in the same way that we have adapted to queuing outside supermarkets and meeting family and friends over Skype, Zoom or whatever means you choose.

We are, if nothing else, adaptable, and have been through the ages.

No doubt there will be grumbling, possibly wailing and gnashing of teeth, but enough about parliament.

We can look back to the old testament book of Exodus and see that as Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, they complained;

Exodus 16: 2, “Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.”

It’s human nature; change that’s thrust upon us often doesn’t meet with a warm welcome, even if it is for our own good.

One thing that we can be certain of, even if our lives are changed dramatically, is the unchanging nature of Jesus Christ. This is confirmed in God’s word;

Hebrews 13: 8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”

In an uncertain, changing world it is a great comfort to us to know, with complete certainty, that our Lord and Saviour is, was and forever shall be unchanging.

On Christ the solid rock I stand

All other ground is sinking sand.

Keep safe and well.

God bless you all.


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About Pastor Andy McManus

Married to Kay, 4 great kids, 4 beautiful grand-kids, and a motorbike! Retired Police Inspector, Theology degree from Mattersey. Love God. Didn't know Him until 40 years old. Have a heart to tell others He is true, and we have significant reasons to base our faith. Blessed with a growing family church which is a privilege to lead.