I don’t have to tell you that this has been a crazy week. New announcements, more adjustments, less of this and more of that, ughhhh. I have been reminding our staff that this is no time to try to establish a “new normal.” The new normal is that nothing is normal! Many of us would like things to re-settle so that we have a new routine, a new expectation and at least some feeling that we are in control again. NEWS FLASH, we are not in control. To be human is to be finite and to be finite is to lack control. All the theological “omnis-“ are about God. He is Omniscient (all-knowing), He is Omnipresent (everywhere), He is Omnipotent (all powerful). As much as it pains me to write this; I know very little, I’m bound to where I am and my power is fragile…the same is true for you. Your finitude can make you crazy. You can fight it, deny it, ignore it, dispute it, and fear it, but a microbe that you can’t even see will remind you, to be human is to be fragile. Your finitude can do something else, it can drive you to God. You can humble yourself under His mighty hand and let Him lift you up. This isn’t cowardly resignation. This is the beginning of wisdom. (See Proverbs 1:7). So, to answer the question, “Now what?,” we answer, “we will trust God and do what we know to do and leave the outcomes to Him.” Of course, that will require confidence in His goodness and that may take some thoughtful meditation. Do you have the time for that?