Sadly, We Are Gradually Saying Goodbye to the “Greatest Generation”

Tom Brokaw wrote a book  titled “The Greatest Generation” to describe the generation that grew up during the deprivation of the Great Depression of the 1930’s and fought in the battles of World War 2 in the 1940’s. He says of them…“It is I believe the greatest generation any society has ever produced. These men and women fought not for fame or recognition but because it was the ‘right thing’ to do. When they came back from World War 2, they made America into a super power.”  As a result of their hard work and sacrifice, the freedoms and many other blessings we enjoy are because of them. They made their world a better place to live in than they one they were born into, in so many ways. We have been the beneficiaries of their hard work and labor of love. They have had many great qualities, of which I would like to mention a few:
    They valued faithfulness and loyalty. Many people today make commitments they may or may not keep. I have been thinking a lot about that lately.Their generation knew that commitments may fade but faithfulness never stops. It is now becoming rare to find individuals who are faithful in their relationships with God, family, and friends. We could learn a lot from the Greatest Generation in these areas of importance.
    They took pride in “their work”. Whether it was in their job, working at home, or volunteering, all these were done  so with the attitude that “if it was worth doing, it was worth doing it in the right way.” It is as if they realized they the “journey was the destination”. They weren’t afraid of work but instead embraced it.  This something we have lost sight of today.
      Because of their age and all the health problems that come with that, we are seeing more of them pass away. May God grant us the grace to learn from the values of the Greatest Generation how to make our world a better place now and into the future…


Trusting God …even when you don’t feel like it


“God wants us to learn to trust Him completely – even when we can’t see any possible solutions.” – Chuck Smith

“From the end of the earth, I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” – PSALM 61:2 (NKJV)

There are times when we are so hard pressed with stress, unresolved issues and responsibilities that we can become emotionally drained and exhausted. It is good to know at times like these we can Trust God in spite of our feelings! He is not limited to our emotions or our circumstances.

In fact, He is closer than we realize. Psalm 18:2 describes God as our source of strength in difficult times…”The Lord is my Rock and my Fortress and my Strength, and my Deliverer, my God my Strength , in whom I trust, my Shield, and the horn of my Salvation, my Stronghold.”
The key for us is to turn to Him, seek Him and His guidance, talk to Him in prayer. As we do this we become more focused on Him than bogged down in our own self- pity. Corrie Ten Boom, a great Christian leader and writer who survived the death camps during Word War 2, said this: “Look around and be distressed, look inside and be depressed, look to Jesus and all is at rest.” May we learn from Corrie, to Trust God…even when when we don’t feel like it…