Hebrews 5.12. “You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word.”
Growing old in the faith has its own dangers. It is easy for the extraordinary to become commonplace and to fade into the background of our lives. We have, after all, heard it all, seen it all, and felt it all. Perhaps, like many other people, we simply want something different. After a period of feasting on rich food, many yearn for the simplicity of a peanut butter sandwich. So a weariness can set in, and it is easy for habit to take the place of enthusiasm or words to take the place of confession. Many Christians, whose faith often began in an emotional conversion, may be particularly subjected to this falling away. That which flames up often flames out. Yet, Scripture tells us that, as faith ages, we need to reflect again and again on the basic affirmations of our faith. Like the people of Israel, we need to remake our covenant with God and rejoice again in God’s presence. Look within, the One who began a good work in you is faithful to the end. The walk to the Holy Land is one step at a time.
Folks, no matter what may come our way our faith tells us God is present, still sitting on the throne. For this truth let our faith grow in strength and let us live it out in our communities who need hope today. God bless and let us rejoice and be glad in it
Meet the pastor
Rev. Pastor Carl Schreiber has been serving East Orrington Congregational Church (EOCC) since March 12, 2006