A recent blog I read was called “2020, the Disruptor”*. The author was noting that some of us are ‘wired to think disruptively’ and that this moment in time is one that ‘both breaks our heart and energizes our souls.’
I identified with that, my heart breaks at the pain of individuals and communities locally and globally reacting to uncertainty and trauma in so many ways, and yet I am energized by the potential of the unknown. Particularly as we recognise that in many ways COVID has just amplified issues we have already been dealing with.
This is a moment when accelerated change can happen. Who would have thought that in the space of six months that doing life on zoom could become so normal? While we are all looking forward to engaging physically rather than virtually, I have no doubt that some gatherings will continue to be held virtually, it will be part of normal life.
What this moment means is holding things in tension, the pain and the possibility, it means living with ambiguity. That can be hard to navigate but also an adventure and full of rich fruit. It means embracing the disruptive and releasing our hopes and dreams to enter more fully into God’s plan for His kingdom, which is already here and is being established irrespective of COVID-19.
Will you join me in continuing to pray for our world and also our fellowship, globally and locally as we embrace this season and are energised by God’s Spirit for His glory.
“What this moment means is holding things in tension, the pain and the possibility.”
Christine Gobius – National Director, Interserve Australia