A Day of Rejoicing

Genesis 8:13-18

“In the six hundred first year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and saw that the face of the ground was drying. In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. Then God said to Noah, “Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you. Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—so that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.” So Noah went out with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. And every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out of the ark by families.”

The challenges of our quarantine in no way compares with Noah and his families year on the ark. I do believe, though, that once we are allowed to gather again, we will feel a similar sense of their joy and relief as we are set free to begin living our lives, post-quarantine, again. It won’t be the same life we knew several months ago. But whatever the “new normal” will be, we can live into it together, probably masked and six feet apart for awhile, but together, in each other’s presence. What a day of rejoicing that will be!

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