There are at least 323,343,366 people living in the United States right now. The oldest American, Susannah Mushatt, turned 116 on April 11, 2016. The youngest Americans are arriving on the scene at the rate of about eight births every minute. This means that for the first time in history there are five generations in our families, churches, and communities. Five! That can create tension.
From the youngest to the oldest when you were born affects your view life and how you relate to your family, friends, faith, and work. We are shaped by our generation in ways we don’t realize. Generational differences create misunderstanding, tension, and even conflict. Generational tensions aren’t going away soon. They come because we don’t understand one another. To handle this new world we need generational intelligence now!
Big idea: It’s time for generations to work together to leave a legacy at home, at church, at work, and in our world.
May 15, 2016
Acts 13:36 ISV says, “David, after he had served God’s purpose in his own generation, died and was buried with his ancestors.” We are shaped by our generation in ways…