Generations Come and Go…
“Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains….(Ecclesiastes 1:3)
On days when I am feeling a tad bit more “philosophical,” there’s no better place to turn than the book of Ecclesiastes. The words of wisdom from Solomon’s pen brings “everything” going on around me into focus…
“All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. What has been will be, and there is nothing new under the sun.” All of these words, phrases, and sentences letting me know that those things that appear to be “out of control” are actually in God’s full control. I needn’t worry.
“Generations come and generations go.” Sometimes, people get so full of themselves and filled with pride towards their “amazing understandings” of earthly things. They seem to think that all of their “spiritualities” and keen awarenesses into all matters sets them far above others and that others should be so impressed with their acute accomplishments, insights, and intelligences. And, at times, I suppose that we all can get caught up in a person’s abilities, attributes, accomplishments and characteristics…But, we need to be reminded that God is Not! For ours is not the first generation of good and evil; and until the Lord returns it won’t be the last.
When it comes down to “rubber meeting the road” we all get into our pants one leg at a time. We all have strengths and weaknesses. We all fall short of the glory of God. Our “new” concepts are ancient as old in God’s eyes. Our abilities are “no” abilities outside of God’s will for our lives. And, nothing is new that hasn’t already been done before, according to scriptures…
I believe there are approximately six hundred billion people on planet earth; give or take. Have you ever thought of the enormous amount of numbers of people God has actually dealt with over ions of time? Of course, there are those who made the superlative list like Adam, Noah, Moses, David, Solomon, John, Paul, Peter, Matthew, Stephen…etc…But, for the most part the remainder of “us” are average, give or take a few here and there. Humans making our way through a very complex often time unclear path of life… One day at a time and hoping that we are making the most of each day given unto us…God have mercy!
But, God is and always will be in control. He is the Alpha and Omega…the beginning and the end..the one true “fixture” of all time that is, was, and is to come! The same yesterday, today, and forever. Who else can “boast” of such attributes, characteristics, and accomplishments!! None other than God, the Messiah…The Prince of Peace, The Everlasting Father, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords…Ahh….faith, hope, and truth…Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life!”
So, do you need a little reminder today, as we all do from time to time, that when all things seems “out of control,” that the Great I Am is in full control as Generations Come and Generations Go??!! As the Bible teaches, HE has seen it all before, and He will see it all until He comes for his bride; the church.
I’m glad to say that I am a member of His blood-bought, redeemed church through Christ Jesus and that no matter what the morrow might hold, I know who holds tomorrow! Generations Come and Generations Go, but our God reigns supreme forever and forever…Amen.
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins
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