The Next Generation



“Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.” Psalm 71:17-18

I am so thankful for all the labor of Ellen Justice and her team of volunteers to declare the amazing power of God to the next generation at Vacation Bible School.  God has blessed our church by bringing many young minds and hearts through VBS to hear that God has power over sin in Jesus Christ, our Lord.  It has been absolutely wonderful to see so many volunteers serve our children this past week.

I have been praying Psalm 71:18 over our church for several months.  We are an older congregation with a very rich history.  God has brought this church through many storms and trials.  I pray that God will continue to build this church, that he will not forsake us, until we declare His power to the next generation. Psalm 71 is written by a man who knew the Lord from his youth and now has grown into the twilight of his life.  At the end of his life, his prayer to God was that he would have the joy of sharing His glory and power to the next generation. I pray that our church will be filled with senior saints that cry out to God for our church saying, “Even when we are old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till we declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.”

My prayers have been partly realized this week in VBS.  I pray that God would continue to be faithful to Park in allowing us to declare His amazing power to the next generation. May it be so!!




Steven Brazzell

Charlotte, NC