Monday, May 9, 2011

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  1. Is old irrelevant?

    A shiny new penny, a brand new car, a fresh picked apple and a tiny day old baby. Each of these things have one thing in common. None of them are old. They are fresh and new. Everyone loves shiny fresh and new. New is current and fun, but is it better than old? Does a new thing hold more relevance than an old thing? Let's think about it....

    A shiny new penny is worth 1 cent. A 1943 copper-alloy penny is worth $1.7 million dollars. Only 40 were minted and they are chased after by coin collectors.
    You can get a brand new car for around $12,000.00. The 1929 Ettore Bugatti recently sold for $468,000.
    A tiny new baby is a miraculous gift from God. To sit and talk to an 85 year old WWII war vet about his experiences as a POW is life changing and humbling.

    So we can see that both new and old have relevance and purpose. Everything God has placed in our lives both old and new are there for us to learn from and enrich us. Timothy was told to not feel less than due to his youth. Moses was 80 years old when he spoke to Pharaoh. Both have places in history that cannot be removed. Cherish both the old and the new and praise God for the differences.

    Job 12:12 "With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding."