Friday 26th March - John 14

John 14:4-5

Jesus said, “And you know the way to where I am going.”
“No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
You should never take a Bible verse out of context BUT….when I read these verses, the words of Thomas really resonated with me, “how can we know the way?” 
There is much talk of things going back to “normal”, and “we will never be the same again”, and the “new normal” as we look forward to our dark lonely days of COVID being over.  But what is the new normal? And how can we know it? As a church do we carry on as we did exactly before, the same timetables and the same people doing the same things? There is a comfort in familiarity but an adventure in the new. In the Bible God took so many people on journeys, many of them geographical. People seemed to have to move to see God at work.
I am looking at my work and know that some things I will not go back to in the same way I did before Covid. But how to do them differently? Thomas was honest, some say a bit too much so…but his honest uncertainty gave us one of the best known lines of our Christian faith: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” 

So I guess I need to keep listening and looking and see which way Jesus is going and follow him….