2020 has been a really weird and strange year. In these times everything has changed, for many of us.
These are just a few examples of how lives and routines have changed for many of us during this season: The way we do school. The way we do church. The way that people work. Our daily routines that we used to have before lockdown. Not being able to hug people when we meet them. Not being allowed to meet in large groups of people. Not being able to go out as often as we used to.
Even though everything else changes around us, God never does. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Almost everything has changed in 2020, but God still remains the same. God is the same as last year, and even 20 years ago.
Although God didn’t create coronavirus, he knew that it was coming. God also knew that you and I would be alive in 2020, and he still has a purpose for us in these crazy times. I believe that God is using 2020 as a time to teach us things. God has a plan and purpose for every season that we go through in life. So instead of moping around and wishing that things could go back to normal, we need to be still and listen to what God is trying to teach us in this season.
He made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11
But you are the same, and your years have no end. Psalm 102:27
And, if not, He is still good. Daniel 3:17-18
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-7