The psalmist reminds us of the precious nature of God’s word in
teaching us about our God and His marvelous deeds. He also
reminds of the importance of sharing God with the next generation,
for the blessing of all who are yet to come.
Since my youth, O God, you have taught me,
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, O God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your might to all who are to come (Psa 71:17-18).
The prophet Joel tells 9th Century BC Israel of a coming judgment of God upon their sinful ways (a locust plague), and he tells them to share the message of this day of judgment with future generations, that they may learn about their God:
Tell it to your children,
and let your children tell it to their children,
and their children to the next generation (Joel 1:3).
Part of God’s purpose for the lives of His people has always involved them teaching the next generation. We are proud of our next generation that have answered the call to learn about God and share the news of His resurrection and His second coming in all of their LTC competitions including: teaching, song leading, art work, chorus, drama skit, and puppet show. We saw and heard their hard work pay off on Wednesday night with their performance of song leading, chorus, drama, and puppets. They were loud and proud with their message about God and praises to Him! We thank God and pray His blessings on them as our next generation!!
Kailee and Tyler Jones, Lindsey Carey, Andrew Miller, Zoey, Maddie, and Emma Boyd, Tomas Valfre, Dacia and Zach Owens are, Lord willing, traveling to Dallas this weekend to compete in this year’s LTC. We are proud of them for loving the God we all try to share with them. We pray they honor and praise Him, now, and to the next generation after them. We pray God’s rich blessing on all who so diligently labor to encourage them, prepare them, and lead them in this endeavor – to God be the glory (Eph 3:21)!