In a 24-7 prayer week slot with my Community (group), we were listening to God and in the silence I could hear our old wind-up clock ticking, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick…
I remembered how the people of the whole world are always thinking about what is next, what is coming, what we will do, where we will go, where we will travel, what work we will do next, so on and so forth, endlessly.
Through this pandemic, I think God wants to put his finger on the mechanism of that clock, and stop it. Stop us, stop our constant action, and make us still. Then we asked what is next?!
The Lord our Father said, “I am next! Look at me! I am what you must see and who you must engage with, who you must ‘yield to’.”
For all peoples everywhere this is an opportunity to see God's face, engage with who He actually is! Before we rush forward into the rest of our lives, thinking about what we should be doing, we are invited to think about what God is doing with us instead, and who we are to Him. This is a vital time for us to re-engage with the God who created us.