I’ve been thinking about “normal.” Between Omicron and snow days, among other factors, life hasn’t felt normal lately, and while I think a “new normal” is emerging, I don’t know what it is yet.
So I’ve turned to the Bible, which tells us what normal is supposed to be. It even gives us “signs” of it in what we call miracles.
We tend to think of miracles as outside the norm, but scripture shows us that miracles are both a reminder of the normal we had before the fall and a foretaste of the normal we will experience with Christ’s return. When Jesus heals the sick he is pointing us to a normal where there is no sickness. When he raises the dead, it points to a normal where death is no more. When he feeds 5,000, he points to a normal where everyone has food. And when he turns water into wine, he points to a normal where people join together to celebrate the wedding feast of the lamb!
So, if you are like me and struggling to find normal, go read Genesis 1 and 2, go read Revelation 21 and 22 and go look at Jesus’ miracles with fresh eyes. Normal is going to be amazing, and we can work toward it and point others to it even now.