This post has been written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. The prompt today is “adjust.”
I think, for most of us, the last couple of weeks has seen us having to make lots of adjustments to our daily lives.
Simple pleasures, which we probably took for granted, are now out of reach: meeting a friend for coffee, gathering in the same room as our church community, getting together for a family celebration.
Instead, for me anyway, Zoom meetings have become the “new normal”. Yesterday alone I had five Zoom meetings, which is probably more than I had had in my entire life before last week!
Today, after a crash course in using the technology, we attempt to host our first Zoom youth group.
Adapting and adjusting has not been easy. The last couple of weeks have brought so many changes that just when I think I’ve adjusted to one thing, something else changes.
It hasn’t been easy for anyone, but one thing I have been amazed at over the last couple of weeks is our capacity to adapt and adjust. It has been so encouraging to see the efforts church leaders have made to get up to speed with new technology in order to keep their congregations connected, to see new, creative ways of doing ministry, to see that, from my experience anyway, people are attempting to stay positive and focus on the good.
Above all, I’m grateful that we have a God who never changes – someone who is faithful and reliable in the midst of the chaos and confusion we see around us, someone we can cling to, someone we can trust.
What about you? How have you had to adjust your daily life, and how are you finding it?