I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’
Isaiah 46:10 (NIV)
What will Canada’s economy look like 25 years in the future? Conference Board of Canada chief economist Glen Hodgson recently said, “We’re already a 70-per-cent service economy and that’s only going to grow. I can’t see a compelling reason why we’d have manufacturing as a growth segment of our economy. We’ll probably only make things in Canada that have a really high-tech component. But I can see a future in providing high-end services to people. Hodgson predicted that in the coming decades most Canadians with postsecondary education will work in high-value service industries such as IT and health.
Spend any time on Youtube and you will discover hundreds of videos from those who think they can predict the future. What you don’t find are the updates on their predictions. While some futurists are pretty good at predicting what the future might look like, none of them get it perfectly right, and psychics are laughably incorrect. Is there anywhere we can look for an idea about what the future holds? Listen to what the prophet Isaiah says in Isaiah 46:10: “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’” The only place to look for the future of this world, and the future of our own lives, is the One who holds the future in His hands – the Lord God of the Universe who has revealed Himself through Jesus Christ. He declares that He makes known the end from the beginning and all that is to come. How can we trust Him that this is so? He alone directs this world and nothing can thwart His plans.
These have been words from the heart.