"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me".
Let us learn to live the New Life in a New Normal!
The lockdown is slowly easing off; schools are opened (with Covid lateral flow tests twice a week) and churches have reopened their doors (with restriction). This gives confidence to people to peek their heads out and look forward to a New Life. How would it be? Will we go back to our normal life as we were before? Or do we need to adapt ourselves to a New Normal living? This all depends on how far the virus is controlled. It is like Noah sending the bird and checking whether the flood is over. We are now checking by slowly easing off the lockdown to see whether the dove comes back with the freshly plucked olive leaf in its beak.
Noah would have seen the world in a new way when he came out of the ark. The whole world would have looked empty for him as the flood wiped off all except those who were travelling with him. He had to start a New Life. But the beginning of his New Life was amazing. He sacrificed burnt offerings, gave thanks to the Lord who saved him, his family and his animals. He requested for a renewed relationship with God. Shall we ask God to create a new heart in us and pray to him to put a new Spirit within us?
While we step into this New Normal, let us be prepared to expect changes and challenges. Let us prepare our hearts to adapt to the new lifestyle. Let us have a New Opening to God in Prayer. Let us seek for a New Purpose to live the life of Jesus. Let us strive to obtain a New Attitude which is seen supremely in Jesus. Let us come forward and take New Responsibilities to shine out for Jesus.