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Even Nostalgia

A few years ago The Who were the halftime entertainers at the Super Bowl.  I have always liked The Who and was excited to see them perform, even though they weren’t in their prime.

As I recall, someone mentioned on Facebook or Twitter that The Who performing was simply a nostalgia act.  All they were doing was hearkening back to their heyday.  Their time was up.  This particular person wanted someone who was current and relevant to perform.

They weren’t into nostalgia.

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Have you ever heard someone talk about their time before coming to know Christ?  It could be their testimony that they give in church.  Maybe they are just talking about the “good old days.”

Sometimes it seems as thought they would like to return to those days.  Perhaps they talk as if everything was awesome back before they gave up all of their fun for Jesus.

They are nostalgic for their life before Christ.

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I think we’ve all been there before.  We come to know Christ.  Yet we feel pulled back to the world we just left.  We recall the “good” times we had and maybe we haven’t started having the good times that come with Jesus.

We become nostalgic.  And sometimes we look back at those previous times with a fondness they don’t deserve.  We only remember the “good” and forget the bad.

What do we do?

We need a good support system that can show us that even a bad time with Jesus is better than a good time without Him.  One that shows us that He is a treasure that surpasses  anything we can value in this world.  We need to know that Jesus beats anything that we can think of.

Even nostalgia.

Have you ever been nostalgic for your life before coming to know Christ?  

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  1. February 11, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I never have for several reasons. One, I came to Christ when i was 8. Recommitted my life as a soon-to-be-19 year old college Sophomore. Therefore, I don’t have much to hearken back to.

    • February 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

      And the things we do hearken back to are fool’s gold

  2. February 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    We need a good support system that can show us that even a bad time with Jesus is better than a good time without Him. Well said brother.

  3. February 17, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    “And sometimes we look back at those previous times with a fondness they don’t deserve.” What a true statement. I’ve dealt with this too often in youth and college ministries, and it can certainly be damaging to the hearers who then sometimes become curious about those “good times”!

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