Mr Cosby says
"The majority of people are settlers.
They like to settle a land pioneered by others. There are fewer paradigm shifters and paradigm pioneers, those who are ready, and sometimes even eager, to enter the new.
The biblical understanding is that the new is always beckoning us. God, by definition, is "One who does a new thing." And our desperate need is for the new. A new neighborhood. A new city. A new world which respects and honors and cares for all of its people.
The paradigm shifters and the pioneers are the ones who lead us into that newness."
Source: Sermon (September 7 1989)
This is a great quote but what he does not mention is that this is an adventurous but also a very uncomfortable place to be. These people do get to see the new thing outworking before them and the tangible earthy reality of God. However, it also takes you to honestly plumb the core and the depths of who you are, what you believe and who or what you trust your family or children to.