With the news that the Level 4 alert has been extended until Tuesday 24 August, the obvious implications are that we will continue to conduct our services online, until we reach Alert Level 2.
I am grateful for those who enable our online services to be available; from those recording themselves at home, to Matthew Ladbrook who is “stitching” the services together before uploading them for broadcast. Thank you.
I have been reflecting that, for many, the last lockdown was something novel and new, and enabled a lot of people to take a break, slow down, and enjoy time at home, albeit in-between needing to work etc.
However, I wonder how you are coping this time?
I have heard of people who have been feeling anxious, hemmed in, concerned and nervous as they adjust again to the change in routine. It is ok to feel these things, but can I suggest that you tell someone how you are feeling? There is a lot of truth in the old adage, “a problem shared is a problem halved”.
Feel free to call someone you trust, someone you know, and tell them how you are. Ask them to pray with you and to remember you in the days ahead. Staff are still able to be contacted on both their home or mobile numbers for any matters that require attention.
If you are someone who thrives during this time, can I ask you to pray for those who don’t feel the same way, and for those essential workers who continue to work, especially those in our health care system.