ORANGE TIP: Another new season
The season we currently find ourselves in is one of constant change. But in talking with others I’m realizing that we are probably about to enter a new kind of season (some of us may have already) – I’m calling it a season of ‘Re-entry’. If we haven’t already, we will soon be re-entering society in a somewhat ‘normal’ way to what was before COVID, maybe just slightly different. However some things we re-enter will be vastly different to what we were used to, for example church on Sundays, and I anticipate we will all feel differently about this. I anticipate some stress and anxiety around re-entering society and around the change we face. I know I was definitely overwhelmed when I eventually went back to Life Group – and that was just a small group! So I think for myself and many others it is going to take a little while for us to adapt to being back in the world so to speak, and I anticipate that a lot of us will find meeting in person regularly again exhausting because it’s been so long and we’re a bit out of practice!
I think this upcoming season of ‘Re-entry’ will have its unique challenges just as our current season has. I want to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to take care of yourselves and others as best you can as we re-enter. Find out what recharges you, and make time to do more of that! Check in with your kids, teens, family and wider church family and see how they are going and encourage them to do the same. This is a great opportunity to model and teach our kids and teens healthy self-care habits, as well as looking out for one another. We really can’t walk this life alone, so let’s continue supporting one another as we already have been during these tough times!
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
What is ‘Orange’? Orange is a visual reminder that to help our kids follow Jesus the church and families need to work together.
If RED represents the love and heart of families for their kids… And YELLOW represents the light that the church should be in the world… Then ORANGE is when we come together, work together and guide our children together.
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