The Spirit really moved me today as I read Psalm 71, especially verses 17-18:
“O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.”
The Lord saved me around March of 1980. He has “taught me” as His child for over thirty years now. Any defects in my knowledge and zeal are inherent to me, as my Savior is perfect in all His perfections!
I love this verse because by God’s good grace it is my own testimony. And, the more I know Him, the more I want Him to be known, by my children, your children, and our children’s children, and children in the jungles of Bolivia. And, I join the psalmist in praying God will allow me to proclaim His gospel and might and power to multiple generations.
Would you join me in this prayer? Would you join God in adopting a vision for trans-generational faithfulness at your local church? May God be pleased to use His people to saturate the next generations with the magnificence of the Holy One of Israel.
If our children gain academic accolades, sports trophies, myriad friends (real and facebook), great scholarships, high degrees, good jobs, nice homes, picket fences and 1.5 children, but have not Christ, what have they gained?
I leave you to answer that question . . .