As a general rule most people don't like the UNKNOWN. While there are those thrill seekers who thrive on the wild or the adrenaline of dealing with unforeseen circumstances, most of us like to know what is happening in our world. I have observed that even when people receive bad news about some medical tests they often report that they feel better because at least now they KNOW what is happening.
The well-known story of Moses and the Children of Israel coming out of Egypt provides us with an incredible scenario of understanding about how people would rather "go back" to what they have known than be forced to live in the unknown. But it is here within this story of challenge, escape, chases, thirst, hunger, and provision that God gives His people an insight into WHO He is. Five of God's character traits: Compassionate, Gracious, Slow to Anger, Loyal Love, Faithful.
If we are heading off into a new normal a year after COVID, it is a good idea that we know who we are traveling with. Because WE ARE NOT ALONE. Moses prayed "If your presence go not with us, do not send us up from here." (Ex. 33:4) In other words, we need YOU, God. We need who you are to be with us as we trek forward.
Let's put some effort into discovering who God said He is. There is so much life ahead of us and we want to experience it all and give our all to the plans that God has for us.