Its funny how every trend today seems to get recycled. The clothes our grandparents wore are once again popular, we’re using words like “rad”, and the church is returning to hymns. Now, if you attend a more traditional church, you may have never strayed from the hymnal, however for those of us attending more “contemporary” churches, we’re beginning to see that shift.
Why is this?
It’s like Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 1:9 “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”
And while that may seem a little depressing, it serves as a good reminder that although we as humans go through cycles, God is constant. He never changes. He’ll never leave us or forsake us, no matter how all over the place we may be. It’s a comfort to know that in our frenzied state, he is there, has been there, and is always there.
I love the reverence that old hymns have, a sort of awe of God that demands respect and praises and glorifies him. One of my favorites is “How Great Thou Art.” There’s something about belting out “Then sings my soul, my savoir God to thee, how great thou art, how great thou are!” that makes you truly believe that no matter how bad your earthly situation may get, you know God is in control; and it makes you truly praise him.