What is our part in this crazy world?

I am part of the baby boomer generation. We’ve been part of the greatest increase of knowledge and ease of living that there has ever been. We and more so, the generations that have come after, are the most spoiled in history. And it is getting worse.

Baby boomers were born from 1946 to 1964. Generation X comes after, born from 1965 to 1980. Generation Y or often called millennials were born from 1981 to 1996 and Generation Z were born from 1997 to 2009. We are now into generation Alpha, born 2010 and goes to mid or late 2020’s.

Technology has influenced the evolving generations to the point that the last couple of generations can hardly function without it. Many cannot read or write in cursive and can’t tell what time it is looking at an analog clock. Take away their phone or computer and they are lost without them. Some cannot travel routes they’ve been on many times without their GPS telling them what to do.

Parenting has greatly changed from when we baby boomers were growing up to how children are being raised today. Many older professionals that have spent their career teaching, counseling or taking care of young children have noticed a dramatic change in the behavior of younger children today, not for the good I might add. The development of children today consist largely of technology being the babysitter teaching them them some good and mostly bad behaviors.

So where am I going with all of this? From the Baby Boomer Generation to now, God has been slowly but surely taken out of our day to day lives. Our public school systems and institutions have been busy making sure God has no part of our young people’s lives. Many of the Generation Z’s and more so, in the Alpha Generation haven’t heard of Jesus but know who Santa or the Easter Bunny is. Science, technology and fantasy has become their gods.

Our world has slowly changed to a world with no rules, no right, no wrong. Anything goes these days. What use to shock people 20 years ago, hardly has any impact on what people think today. When it comes to God and knowing about Jesus, the generations today are lost generations. So what is our part in this crazy world today?

We, the people that know Jesus, know what the Bible says, have to speak out and let others know about the love of Jesus and what he did on the cross. There are people from the Baby Boomers to the Alpha Generation that know Jesus as a savior but remain silent, afraid of what others may think or say. If we don’t speak up, tell them what we know and why, they will remain lost generations never knowing a real savior. Can we as followers of Jesus let that happen? Jesus says in Mark 16, verse 15-16, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned”.