A New World

Yesterday I had my annual dermatologist appointment. I praise God that most of the time for me is just a regular check-up. When I got to the doctor’s office, I was shocked to see how many people were there. Lots of people, some waiting, and others coming in and out. Somewhat normal for a busy dermatologist office. It seemed normal, if you ignored all the masks, the signs requiring masks, the hand sanitizer stations, and even a sign with someone shaking hands with a big X on it, warning to not shake hands with anyone. How sad. Yet human beings are the most adaptable beings in our world. When given no option, we adapt to weather, food, and whatever is required of us. It seems, today we are even adapting to wearing masks as I observed the multiple designs and types of masks. I understand though, that we are doing this to protect one another, so I adjust and live in this new world.

Psalm 130 is a psalm of ascent. Recited as the worshipper got near the place of worship, the place where God dwelt. He cried out, “Lord pay attention to my prayer.” Toward the end of the psalm, he reaffirms his faith and invites the listener to join in “O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is unfailing love.” Today, all followers of Christ are temples of the Holy Spirit. We do not have to climb up to Jerusalem to worship. Wherever we are, we can bring our praises and prayer requests to God. A modern reading of that psalm could be… “O fellow traveler in this new world… hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is unfailing love.” I hope that as you go to your appointments, grocery shopping, or errands, wearing your mask, you remember that even in this new world, our hope is in the Lord who gives us unfailing love.” Be blessed!

Read: Psalms 130, 131, and 132

Questions to Consider:

  1. Do you have a book, a poem, or a movie that you love and read or watch over and over again?

Activity for the Day:   Call someone and tell them about that book, poem or movie that you absolutely love. Then tell them about one thing God is doing in your life today!


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