Words from the Heart for Monday December 6th, 2021
His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.
Luke 1:50 (NIV)
Generation To Generation
According to Statistics Canada the Canadian population is composed of many different generations, with the baby boom generation and millennials probably the best known. Defining a generation can be challenging, as the term can have several different meanings. In general, a generation is a group of individuals who are about the same age and have experienced specific historical events, such as an economic crisis, an economic boom, a war, or significant political changes. These events may influence their views of the world.
It is incredible how quickly the generations pass. We look back on the 19th century as if it was so long ago, but my grandfather was born in 1887 – during the reign of Queen Victoria. Canada as a nation was only 20 years old. God has an even longer view. He is aware of everything that has happened since He created the world. Mary, the mother of Jesus, understood the eternal significance of what was happening in her life. In her prayer of joy and gratitude we call the Magnificat, Luke 1:50 says, “His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.” For over 2000 years, followers of Jesus have been celebrating His entrance into the world. That’s about 500 generations. And in each generation, those who love Jesus have experienced His faithfulness and mercy. God’s nature is immutable – He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Some of you come from generations of Christians, and each generation could testify to the goodness of God in their lives. We are called to testify to the goodness and mercy of God in our generation. He has been merciful to us. Tell somebody about that today.
These have been words from the heart.