Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord. Psalm 102:18
Holy Scripture is meant for all generations.
Our afflictions of today are not unique.
Our ancestors in the faith went through tough times as well.
As we see in this Psalm and throughout the Bible, we can take comfort in how God brought His people through such times.
We reap the benefits of these words recorded from times past for our use and needs today.
We are here today, a people yet to be created for the purpose of praising the Lord.
Yes, praising the Lord in times of plenty.
Yes, praising the Lord in times of famine.
Our dependence upon His Word carries through our lives to our children and beyond, generation to generation.
Dear Lord, help us to be thankful for all you have given us, especially in your Word. Help us to remain dependent upon you for our strength through all times. May you enable us to be a witness to our children and those new in the faith of reliance on you and your Word, carrying such to the next generation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.