This week has been an exercise in agility for many people. Just as we had so quickly come out of Alert Level 2 we quickly had to enter it again. And although we had just had a refresher course on the does and don’ts that Level 2 brings – calls for limited numbers at gatherings and reminders to use our tracing app etc, I have had quite a few conversations this week with people who are understandably shaken by the sudden changes. It somehow seemed harder this time for people to make the emotional adjustment as quickly.

As I think of how important it is to be light on ones’ feet’ at the moment, to be agile enough to respond to sudden changes in circumstances that are outside of our control I am reminded of the words of David in Ps 18:33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. A deer’s feet are pretty wonderful. The front hooves serve as pivot points to make sharp turns. Their structure acts as both a cushion and traction aid as it runs across the various landscapes in its path. All characteristics we need right now.

But even more wonderful is He who makes this happen – God makes my feet like the feet of a deer; it is he who causes me to stand on the heights. I encourage you to read Ps 18 today, take comfort in our rock, our fortress and deliverer. Let vs 1 be on our lips – I love you Lord, my strength.