Consider that Gen Y has been identified by the following stats:
– 50% of this group consider themselves Atheist or Agnostic
Perhaps the reason lies in the passage highlighted today: another generation grew up who knew neither the LORD nor what He had done for Israel
Instead of passing judgement on the current generation, perhaps we need to look in the mirror?
How does a generation grow up not knowing about God?
It does so because the previous generation forgot to teach about all that God has done.
We (you, me, and the church) have failed a generation. We have not been able to articulate the message of God’s grace in our lives. We have failed in word and in action.
We can be thankful for the few that have not forgotten. We can be thankful for the few within Gen Y that hold to this faith and are willing to tell others about the faith that they have discovered.
The question remains: Will we help them share the message of God’s grace or will we get in the way and complain about their methods?