CLICK EACH OF THE LINKS BELOW FIRST!!!
If you already haven't please click the two links above, both the old and new.
The two links above show two iterations of the same comic strip, for twenty years Mark Tatulli wrote and illustrated the comic strip Heart of the city. It gained a significant following including myself. However Mark's passion for the strip he created was fading and you could see that a change was about to happen but that change was not what was expected.
Mark wanted his comic to continue, so he selected a new artist to continue and take it beyond what he achieved. I was shocked and a bit unnerved seeing the completely different style and wanted to un-follow it instantly! It was not the comic I followed for ten years and I was not alone many others voiced there feelings. In that moment the Holy Spirit stopped me, he said give this new change a month.Three weeks in, i love the strip even more than i did before. Yes it is very different from the original but it is also the same lovable strip at its core
What if we (the world) aren't going back to "normal", what if this is our new normal? As i sit here writting this letter to you, i feel the battle waging with in me. my flesh wants nothing but "normal" but my spirit does not. Even in the short time this virus has been active, i feel the change in me. This season has challenged and continues to challenge me and im sure you have too.
'This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: “Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away! And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.” This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let your prophets and fortune-tellers who are with you in the land of Babylon trick you. Do not listen to their dreams, because they are telling you lies in my name. I have not sent them,” says the Lord .' Jeremiah 29:4-9 NLT
The earth may be reopening and trying to get back to "normal" but what is God saying to your heart? This season may be different but don't despise it.
Much Love & God bless
Song: TAUREN WELLS ft. Davies - The Worship Medley: Reckless Love, O Come to the Altar, Great Are You Lord: https://youtu.be/8sbuR-fLTgg