What a critical time September is going to be. Everyone is waiting to see what impact the new school term will have on the spread of Covid-19 with the coming together of all our children. It will be a pivotal point in how we live over the remainder of this year and into next year. Despite the uncertainty, we will be holding weekly services from the 6th September. Things will not be quite the same with limited numbers, social distancing, and face coverings. Alas, this is the same for everything in our lives now, and so instead of being concerned with what we don’t have, or cannot
do as we used to, we look at what we do have, and can do, with gratitude.
Life is for living and tomorrow is not guaranteed for anybody. Let’s not put our lives on hold hoping and praying for it to change soon. Let’s live for today and make the most of each and every day. Your circumstances may have caused you to be greatly restricted by the risks we face with the
pandemic. We have to remain mindful that it could be worse. We don’t have to look far to see people in greater need than ourselves. And so, we adapt, we look for pleasure and satisfaction in the things we can do. Spending more time in your garden, or walking more, or making an effort with
those around us whom we can contact or communicate with.
I am finding as I speak to people that they are looking very carefully at how they spent their time before lockdown and reassessing everything they do. They are looking to stop doing the unnecessary things they did out of habit rather than necessity or pleasure. Many are planning to come out of lockdown doing only what they now believe to be important to them. The common themes clearly suggest a healthier lifestyle and one that gives more time for family and friends. I can’t say that this surprises me as I believe so very strongly that this is what God wants us to do, and the world seems to try and distract or divert us from such a lifestyle.
It is all too easy to go with the flow; we have to make an effort to do what is best for us. It is easier of course if we agree what that best is and do it in support of each other.