Yesterday was filled with seeing new things and meeting new people. We went to Landis Valley Museum and watched several demonstrations of life in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries in Pennsylvania. There are fewer and fewer craftsmen left who have the skills of our ancestors and even fewer people who remember our history accurately. What a shame that we lose skills and a tragedy that we revise history from the perspective of hindsight and taint the past with today’s views of the world.

Today’s society tries to erase the unpleasant or inconvenient truths of our past and in doing so loses the lessons of the past. Lessons that remind us of the consequences of mistakes made, of the horrors of man’s inhumanity to man and allow us to mature as a species. Maybe this is why Christianity is so difficult to understand in today’s times.

As Christians, we are not to try to change the Bible to reflect our opinion, rather, we try to assimilate the biblical perspective into our lives. We follow Jesus, not the whims of today. Our blueprint for life has not changed in 2,000 years and does not need to change. We need to change, to be transformed, to become more like Jesus.