1 I lift up my eyes to the hills - from where will my help come? 2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade at your right hand. 6 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. 8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and for evermore.
Can you believe it we are now half way through the year! And we are into our 17th Month of the pandemic, and we only now have some signs of getting back to "normal life".
I used to work as an enabler, with people living with learning disabilities. One of my clients asked me what normal was, I could not answer him, as everyone's normal is different, from the way we live our lives to our daily routines. Certainly, over the last 17 months, our "normal" has changed a lot, and it depends on who you listen to, we could never get back to normal again, or we get back to a new normal.
But if you think about it, our normal constantly changes, when you move school, start a new job or retire, move house, take up a new hobby, in fact the list is endless, so in every part of our lives, our normal never stays the same, which at times can seem very scary.
So, as we start to do more things, see more people and travel further afield, we may feel anxious, of what the future holds, as long as we remember that Jesus walks with us in all that we do, and God is ever present to comfort and uphold us, it may make our life journey a little easier to bear, knowing that we do not walk it alone.
Rev'd Robert Sheard
United Reformed Church Minister of Stowmarket, Debenham, Stowupland, Mendlesham & Haughley