April 25, 2018
Psalm 22:25-31…“Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord, and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, saying that he has done it.” vss. 30-31
It’s not unusual in these days of rapid technological advancement to read about the future benefits of artificial intelligence, robotics, cancer vaccines, immunotherapy–the list goes on and on. But rarely is there ever any mention of God in such articles. The message seems to be that future generations will have no need of faith or religion. Super-computers will direct every aspect of our lives and bring health and prosperity beyond our imaginations. They will become our God! As followers of Jesus, it’s hard to know what to make of such talk. It is true that remarkable advancements are on the horizon and many of them will enhance our lives. But it’s hard to believe that the essential nature of humans will be changed; we’ll still be dealing with the complexities of relationships and struggling to find light in dark places. Sin is never going to go away and we will continue to yearn for love and peace. Computers will never be more than tools…they will never replace the Lord of the universe…and the virtual realities that we dabble in won’t come close to replacing actual reality. More precisely, every person yet unborn will stand in need of God’s gracious care! There will always be a place for the proclamation of good news in the context of a caring community of faith!
Thought for the Day: What will life be like in 2068?