A very happy birthday to you as you begin your 6th year.
I heard a guy speak yesterday who said that his job was to spend time in the future so that he could help people today to be prepared for tomorrow. I thought that was a pretty cool idea. So I just got back from the year 2042 and thought I would share a few things that might help you. You will be 25 years old that year – so what can you expect….
Flying cars? A colony of people living on Mars? Average life expectancy of 125? The elimination of health issues such as cancer or Alzheimers? A Chick-fil-A that is open on Sunday? Don’t know about the first four but I do know that the last one will never happen.
Here’s what I do know. People will still be people. And no matter how much they try to redefine themselves they will still have the image of God stamped upon their souls. And no matter how they try to redefine morality they will still have a sin problem. They will still yearn to be loved. They will still have hopes and dreams. They will still find things to worry about. They will still love laughter and will still be inspired by greatness. They will still find joy in beauty and they will still grieve over loss. People will still be people.
And God will still be God. He will still reign majestically in the heavens. He will still be in control of temporal things – not pulling strings like a puppet master but orchestrating all things towards an end that will ultimately be for our good and for His glory. And because this is true I know that people will still need Jesus whether they know it or not. I don’t have to be a time traveler to know that this is true. It was true 25 years ago. It was true 250 years ago. And it will be true 250 years from now no matter how much the world has changed. Because some things never change.
I also know that in the year 2042 I will be an incredibly proud Pop Pop of a beautiful 25 year old young woman who feels deeply, loves generously and abides diligently in the the Word of God. It’s going to be an awesome adventure.
See you in the future and…
Never forget that you are very loved,