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