This is a reflective meditation on a key verse from Psalm 145 - "One generation will commend your works to another." It encourages us to think through our heritage in Christ, to be thankful for those who have gone before us and to pray for those who will come after us.

Extract from the meditation:

You may want to close your eyes as we reflect.

We read in Psalm 145:1-8 [read verses]

Let's reflect on the verse: One generation commends your works to another.

Imagine a line of people, a line of about 200 people. How long would that be? Perhaps imagine this line inside this building and how far it would stretch.

You find yourself towards the end of the line.

The 200 people in front of you are the generations of Christians since Christ's death and resurrection. Right at the front are Peter, Mary Magdalene, Paul; followed by Timothy and the rest of the second-generation Christians. Right in front of you are the people who told you about Jesus, who led you to faith. Imagine the faces in this line of people, starting with Christians from the Middle East, the missionaries sent from Rome, the church planters sent to this country, the leaders from before you were born. Each telling the next person.

One generation commends your works to another.

Imagine what each of those generations must have gone through, throughout the ages. The adventures, the suffering, the breakthroughs, the hard work. All to bring the Church to a place where you can sit in this building, in this meeting, bringing the thanksgiving and the prayers of your generation to Christ.

Think about the issues of your generation, the struggles in your own life.

Imagine the line of Christians in front of you, in whose footsteps you tread. Did anyone live the struggles you live through? Did anyone else face the evil that your generation faces?

Imagine these faithful witnesses who has clung to Christ through trouble and suffering.

See yourself in this long line of Christians, where...

...One generation commends God's works to another.

Draw strength from your unity with these witnesses. These are the servants making up the Church, which you are one with. Your brothers and sisters in Christ...

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