Blue Box Birthday!

Well, it’s been a year now. Hard to believe it.

The Blue Box began as an attempt to bridge the gaps between us and among us that were brought about through the threat of a virus. We no longer were allowed to meet as a church in person, and so we did what we could and met online. It was one of many communication tools.

Today, while there still are restrictions, most of those isolating themselves are doing so voluntarily, not by law. How long that will continue only time will tell, but the initial crisis certainly has passed, and with it, it seems to me, the need for a daily Blue companion.

It was never my intention to compose a daily devotional. (There already are plenty of those, and better.) I thought of it more as triage for the traumatized (as we all surely have been), a way of helping ourselves think through what was happening, strange and new as it all was.

Whatever it has become, my hope now is to continue this blog weekly, and see how that works. The plan is to be in touch with you at the beginning of each week.

Originally I considered renaming it “Blue Monday,” but I’m pretty sure that’s already been taken.

“For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven. . .
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance. . .”
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4

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