Change changes, nothing but changes. Changes abound and changes confound. Change causes anxiety and change exhilarates…
Sometimes change is welcome… sometimes sneaks up on us unsuspecting like a thug… sometimes we seek change and sometimes we run from change.
2020 has been such an odd year if I welcomed and uncontrolled change… and it’s changed all of us somehow.
As we close a bad year and being a new, I consider some of these changes, and I am concerned that if we do nothing, we are changed forever.
Whether we agree or not, we are experiencing a cultural change brought on by the corona virus. This “social distancing”, which we implemented as a means of saving people physically, has, in my opinion, has had a tremendous negative impact to our overall mental health.
In the very beginning of this pandemic, I expressed my concern that the restrictions being imposed will have a far greater impact to our society than the virus itself. It’s not that I don’t have a healthy respect for the virus and the people who have struggled with it, but I believe we have turned ourselves upside down. We are withdrawing from one another, more concerned about whether the stranger we passed not wearing a mask might be contagious than to smile at them and brighten their day…
Political opinions and virus opinions have literally split families and friends. Social media is a literal hotbed of social bullying, showing the ugly side of humanity.
Perhaps we have to work extra hard to show care… perhaps that change needs to start from me… from you… toward others who are seeing this withdrawn society
People don’t look each other in the eye anymore… and neighbors are turning each other in for “violating the rules”
My hope in our society diminishes, but I am reminded that my hope is built on nothing less that. Jesus blood and righteousness!
My prayer is for hearts to be changed to seek Him who creates real change… hearts changed for eternity. My prayer is that our nation will return to God…
We need to be the change we hope to see. It’s time fir us to stand and direct the change we need. He is rising up warriors… change agents… are you one of them? Are you prepared?