Saturday, March 24, 2007

Journaling -Conclusion

In Conclusion

From the beginning God put people in families creating a sense of belonging and a method for educating future generations in His ways. Can’t you picture young Noah sitting at the knee of Grandpa Methuselah learning about the Lord! After living nearly 400 years I’m sure Methuselah had much wisdom to share.[1] What a tremendous blessing for that family! (Just think, even little Shem, Ham, and Japheth had access to Methuselah’s first hand experiences with God!)

While our world may rival Noah’s in terms of immorality, we are missing something of great value his, and past generations, possessed: connectivity. Our busy, mobile lives have severed much of what used to hold us together. We don’t have time or proximity to glean wisdom from those who lived before us nor to share what we learn with those who come after us. And let’s face it, few of us will live to be one hundred years old much less 969. Our time is short. One way we can reclaim that connection with the future is through journaling. As we record our family history and especially our walk with God we increase our sphere of influence beyond our life time. What a powerful possibility! What an awesome responsibility!

Now, go touch the future with your past…


(C) Drewe Llyn Jeffcoat 2005

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