Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Daily Light - June 1, 2011

Daily Light from the Lighthouse

"Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth."
Ecclesiastes 12:1

The word "youth" brings up images of energy, vitality, and passion. In all honesty it also brings to mind words like naive, inexperienced, and foolish. There is some truth in all of those descriptions. Some of the most talented and life-giving young people have been known to do some ridiculously foolish things. There is most definitely a need for the elder to teach the younger, but thankfully a young person can learn quickly and well if they are taught the right things in the right way.
It is often said that the future of the family, the church, or even a nation is its young people. Actually, they are not so much the future as they are the present. Remove the young from any group of people, and it will only be a short time before that group grows cold and stale. God meant for His people to live in Him, and we are taught through the Word that He is yesterday, today, and forever.
So what is the most important truth that a young person needs to know? Solomon pointed out that every individual in their youth should recognize that they have a Creator. They are not victims of circumstance or products of mere chance. They have been created with a divine purpose, and the very God that dwells in the glory of all time considers them to be His finest work. When a young person remembers their Creator, they see that all of the unique things that they bring into this world make them special to not simply the world in which they live but in the scheme of Heavenly purposes. God Himself smiles when they use their talents to the best of their ability. When they reach out to help others outside of their comfort zone, they are fulfilling a work that was set in motion before the world began. By doing these things in their youth they are setting up a pattern of good works which will follow them the rest of their lives.
It most certainly appears that the renewal of God's people that is desperately needed in these last days will come from a generation of young people that are boldly rising up to declare the name of Jesus unashamedly. Whether you are a part of this generation or have a part in training these young people, remember now your Creator!
May you call on the God of every age for renewal today!

1 comment:

Dianna Hudson. said...

This post reminds me that I have a purpose. Thanks for this one, Dad.