A common phrase lots of people have been using the last few months is “go back to normal.” You’ll hear it in sentences like, “When we go back to normal, I want to take a cruise in the Caribbean,” or “I’m so ready for everything to go back to normal, like it was before the coronavirus.” We understand this desire, of course. People want their jobs back. They want to travel. They want to have family reunions. Parents want to send their children off to school buildings.
In the church, we’d also like to go back to normal—to sing in the sanctuary, to sip Fair Trade coffee together, to savor deviled eggs and raspberry trifle at potluck dinners.
- Psalm 104:24 - 30