Posted by: Cathi Brese Doebler | February 26, 2009

Lost generation

Are we part of a lost generation? Recently, a friend sent me a link to this short video on You Tube. It is so well done, and well written…the key is that you have to watch it all the way through.

Here is the You tube link:  Lost generation?

There are certainly times in my life when I almost feel overwhelmed by the evil in our world. I don’t even have to look very hard to find it. It screams at me from magazine covers in the grocery stores, stories on the television, and even in my own heart when I am jealous, bitter, or sinful.

When I watched the You Tube video above, what struck me the most was the clear way that it shows the choice we can make about the evil in the world. We can either feel consumed by it, as the first half of the video shows, or we can make good choices to look for God’s hand in things, like the second half of the video.

We can remember that Jesus “came to seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10).  Jesus isn’t overwhelmed by us when we are lost, He is actually seeking us!  He seeks us when we are broken and battered and making dumb decisions that hurt ourselves and others.  He is there all the time, seeking us, and just waiting for us to hear Him. When we listen for His guidance in our lives, and we know that we are saved because we believe in Jesus, we are never, ever, lost.

Do we have to be part of a lost generation?  No, because of Jesus, we don’t.

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Responses

  1. Interesting, isn’t it that this You-Tube “Lost Generation” clip has been huge in its audience hits. It speaks, Cathi, as you noted, to those who do feel that sense of being lost, drowning in negativity; and then, with its flip-side, shows how one can be uniquely positive, hopeful, found—-never lost!

    • Yes, it certainly seems to “stike a chord” with many people. I love the cleverness of this clip.


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