Sir Isaac Newton got it right when he wrote these words:
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Whether we know them or not, we all owe more than we can imagine to a long list of others. Mentors, pastors, friends, people who have looked out for us when we were too young, too distracted or too out of focus to see things clearly for ourselves.
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But the list goes on, especially for Christian creatives. You can’t go far into the history of the creative arts without finding a Christian working hard under the influence of the Holy Spirit, with incredible results.
After all, where would the world be without Pilgrim’s Progress, Handel’s Messiah or the Sistine Chapel?
No matter how young the modern worship is, we mustn’t lose sight of the fact that our heritage as Christian creatives is long and glorious. Let’s not water down our vision or limit our horizons.
Let’s dream dreams big enough to match the view that our ancestors have given us.