“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.”
Soren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard
(gulf frittilary butterfly /Julie Cook / 2020)
Yesterday our friend Kathy, over on atimetoshare.me, offered a marvelous post examining our various
We have the greatest generation, the baby boomers, the silent generation, the Me generation,
along with that X, Y, and Z business.
A crazy mishmash of generational clarifications.
These labels are not necessarily meant to definitively define a specific group of people, given their
time of birth and their time of growing up, but it does, none the less, have a lasting pigeon hole
for those born during various time periods.
Were they quiet and steadfast?
Were they daring and wild?
Were they hyperfocused and driven?
Yet it wasn’t so much the names and characteristics of each generation that caught
my attention but rather it was the afterthought Kathy offered…
She noted that we should add in the Redeemed generation…
And I’d like to think that is this is the defining highlight of the pandemic /civil unrest generation…
a group of people that transcend both generational monikers or age barriers.
A collective group of ages and backgrounds.
Redemption that crosses both space and time…
Kathy reminds us:
The beautiful message of the Gospel, assures our forgiveness if we only believe it.
Isn’t it wonderful that in this world, where evil and selfishness prevail,
those who have faith in the most important gift of God can still be part of the “Redeemed Generation.”
Because of His grace alone, we will inherit His heavenly kingdom.
Through our faith alone, which is also a gift from God,
we receive the promise of eternal life.
Through His inspired Word, we have the perfect handbook for life provided by the King of Kings.
It isn’t complicated.
May we all strive to be a part of this Redeemed generation….
Thanks for the mention and for your wise additional thoughts.
I am but the student, you are the teacher ☺️
You indeed have been my teacher of many occasions. Love you, friend.
A great piggy back on a great article from Kathy. I agree totally.
But don’t expect me to follow with anything, since mine would digress into the redemption of green stamps and old bottles and such. I’d rather avoid that rabbit hole…
Green stamps—- ahh— mother and her quest to fill those books and we could get new soup bowls— those were the days— or did the soup bowls come the new gas station opening up?? Oh those good ol days
I had forgotten about the dishes from the grocery and gas stations. Now, you are really taking me back.
And what of the goodies when the new bank opened 😍
Our town was so small… We did not have any new banks, but I have heard the commercials…
When one opened up in Atlanta they had a whole conquistador and treasure display— we stood in line to get in— I was enthralled-been searching for pieces of 8 ever since
But have you found any?
Sadly no— and even only one shark tooth in all my scouting of beaches
You and Kathy win the internet for me. I’m proud to be a part of the Redeemed Generation! And so you know, although I’m only 50 I’m an “old soul”. I was born many years ago and felt as though my life has transcended ages. Perhaps it’s because I’m “redeemed “?! I’ve always gravitated towards those older than me. I soak up all the wisdom of you, Kathy, and others with similar souls. 💚🙏🏻
Me too – more old soul than young— having always gravitated to older folks as well— probably why I married Gregory— he was 33 and I was 23– –
I admire your independence and ‘go forward’ spirit!!! 🤩
Thank you so much!! Yes, my husbands were much older too. 😁 I relate! I’ve been held back at times with fear, coupled with health issues, but 2020 has actually taught me not to fear! Ironic, since some I know developed fear during these times. Take care and I’m so thankful for your support! 🤗❣️
I of the Redeemed Generation.
This is our great hope. ❤
our only hope really Anna—redemption..or not.
And what a mess things are in…the enemy is doing his darndest to pull everything away from any notion of Salvation or redemption.
Society’s notion of redemption is only racial.
Notinng ‘greater than’ that as that is what society deems to be the greatest necessecity right now…and therein lies so much of a trouble.
Redemption goes beyond color.
You are so right, Julie.
“I am redeemed, bought with a price,
Jesus has changed my whole life.
If anybody asks you, just who I am,
tell them I am redeemed.” Lyrics from I am Redeemed
Humbled to be a member. 💕
I love that: Generation Redeemed!