Finding God in the everyday Day 6
Genesis 25:23 The Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”
“…the older will serve the younger.” Did you ever think that you would find yourself saying something like “These young people are totally clueless.”? I am a “baby boomer”. I am frequently tickled when a contemporary posts something on Facebook which appeals to my sense of nostalgia, or that pokes fun at younger people. In reality I realize that the “passing of the torch” has already happened. We traded, in many cases, our birthright, that is the hard won gift of safety and security, freedom and independence, for a poor bowl of pottage that we called self-determination and the right to live hedonistically.
Now, when we rail about the foolishness and cluelessness of young people, our complaints are not heard and if truth be known ring hollowly in our own ears. And you ask me; “So what?” The “So what,” is just this. If you find that your lack of credibility with people younger than you is a strong source of frustration for you do not wait for them to try to build bridges back to you. You must begin from your side of the divide and build toward them. They will carry the weight of their own decisions. You may help to equip them. Tell them about Jesus, about His love, about His grace and forgiveness, and about His constant and eternal presence. In this way you may find that some of the emptiness you may have been feeling is now filled with a renewed purpose.