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A New Routine

And he saith unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men.  Matthew 4:19 ASV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Covid-19 interrupted our daily routines.

Full-time employees became stay-at-home parents. Some waited for unemployment benefits. Many waited for the next batch of frozen chicken at the grocery store. But all of us waited for the pandemic to pass so we could return to our previous monotonous, yet desirable, old routines of normalcy.

As a healthcare worker, I had to spend two weeks saying goodnight to my daughter via FaceTime because of quarantine restrictions and a Covid-19 exposure. Bedtime used to be a battle of the wills, but it turned into a battle of heartache as I longed for another goodnight kiss.

While a sense of panic and uncertainly loomed over my household, I remembered how the routines of the twelve disciples were interrupted. A tax collector stopped collecting, fishermen stopped fishing, and a Pharisee stopped hunting Christians. They were suddenly called to stop their normal routines and begin new ones.

And their new routines changed the world. Once they followed Jesus, they never looked back. They didn’t wish they could start collecting taxes again, they didn’t long to go fishing, and Paul certainly never wished he could return to persecuting Christians. They had faith their lives had been changed for good—and for a purpose. They fully relied on Jesus.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, God still had a plan—a plan to change the world. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last. He was here at the beginning of creation, and He will be here after the pandemic passes.

Why not thank God for your new routine instead of praying for the return of the old one? Maybe these new routines will change how you perceive life—and perhaps even change the world.

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Kristina Polley

Kristina Polley is a certified Physician Assistant currently practicing Family Medicine dedicated to the underserved populations in Fayetteville, NC. She graduated with her master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies in 2014 from Methodist University. She plans to continue her service to the underserved, both medically and spiritually. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, attending church, and spending time with her family.