GUEST POST FROM 16-YEAR OLD, DANIEL RIGGS
1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch.
2 The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give.
I love my generation. Unfortunately, my generation is more often than not characterized by what we do wrong than what we do right. That’s probably well deserved. It seems like my generation has lost sight of eternity, and focused in on the here and now. Many of us are living like there won’t be a tomorrow, and there definitely won’t be an eternity, so they think they’ve got to “live it up” as much as possible now.
Obviously, that mindset leads to a lot of sin, and a lot of selfishness. One morning, as I was praying for a friend who’s seemingly lost all sight of eternity, God showed me these verses. He showed me that there is hope for a generation that seems lost. I pray each day, as Isaiah did, that my generation’s righteousness and salvation will shine brightly for all the world to see. Just like Isaiah’s heart was heavy for the people of Jerusalem, God has burdened my heart for the people of Woodstock, and the U.S., and across the globe.
I believe there’s hope for my generation- for each and every student to believe whole-heartedly in the Gospel, and allow it to take over their lives. But before that happens, we have to tell them the Gospel.
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