Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father.” (Genesis 26:18 NIV)
As a (relatively) young pastor, I know the bulldozing thoughts of the younger crowd in ministry today. Anything over 20+ years in existence & certainly ALL hymns need to be mothballed or thrown away to make way for fresh and innovative ideas of ministry in the “modern age”. Part of me agrees when I see vain repetitions or people clinging to a stale, extinct past that was dear to them but no longer exists and lacks relevancy. And yet as I see some chasing approvals of Men through culture at the expense of God’s set boundaries of holiness and acceptable pathways, I cringe, for I know that God is Just and doesn’t suffer misleading fools lightly.
In his book, Living With The Giants, Warren Wiersbe wrote:
We are prone to be fascinated with the latest religious fads and Christian celebrities that we forget that ‘there were giants in the earth in those days…’ It is my conviction that when the church catches up with the past, it will start producing more giants who will be remembered in the future.”
In your life, be open to embrace God in all of His spectrums regardless of time frames. There is no perfect age or structure, only obedience to the leading of His hand. Follow God’s ways and the Church can never disappoint you! You are loved today!