Oftentimes we hear people talk about the good old days, the good music of the past, the old fashions, the old movies, the old culture…. If you’ve ever gone down memory lane looking at old magazine covers, and old newspapers, you will most likely come across music stars, fashion icons and leaders who were the go-to people of their day. The fashion icons who walked the red carpet in the 70’s were most likely not there in the 90’s and those in the 90’s were probably not there at this year’s award shows . The old ones have come and gone and we hear people talk about what they pioneered, the trends they set, their accomplishments and all they did with nostalgia. Talking about the ‘Old Greats’ and ‘The Good Old Days’.
When we live in a world where we feel like the ‘Old Greats’ were the best ones or the ‘Old Days’ were the good days, it’s tempting and easy to begin to transfer that thinking to our view of Jesus, to think the good days were the days of Jesus walking physically on earth, or to think the best days of Christianity were the days of The Apostle Paul, or the days of Martin Luther, or the days when we first accepted Christ, or some great revival we experienced personally. Have you ever had those thoughts before? Thinking if only you could go back to some revival you experienced you’ll get your miracle, or thinking if only you met Jesus physically, some of your situations will be different?
In the Christian timeline, there’s no such thing as the good old days. The bible says Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is the same power at work within us; The same healing power, the same Holy Spirit, the same everything. Jesus is alive and dwells in us, to do mighty works, to give us peace, to make miracles happen.
For the Christian there is no good old days, just great todays. Let us walk in that belief knowing God doesn’t change, His power does not wane. Wonderful things are happening because we know and believe!
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8)
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11)