II Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Change is not always Good…
One evening a boy was talking to his Great-grandfather about current events.
He asked him what he thought about the shootings at schools, the
computer age, and just things in general. His Granddad replied,
“Well, let me think a minute.”
“I was born before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods,
Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees, the computer and the pill. There weren’t things like radar, credit cards, laser beams or ball-point pens.”
“Mankind had not invented dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets,
air conditioners, and he hadn’t walked on the moon.
“Your grandma and I got married first — then lived together as God designed it.”
“Every family had a father and a mother, and most boys over 14 had a rifle that their dad taught them how to use and respect. Until I was 25, I called every man older than I, ‘Sir’ — and after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, ‘Sir.'” I opened doors for ladies so they felt respected.
“In our time, closets were for clothes – not for ‘coming out of.'”
“Sundays were set aside for going to church as a family, helping those in need, and just visiting with family or neighbors. We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy care.
“Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and
“We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions. Although like today, we frequently did not.”
“Serving your country was a privilege; living here was a bigger
privilege and responsibility.”
“We thought fast food was what people ate too quickly at the table.”
“Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.”
“Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening
“Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and
weekends — not in condominiums once a year.”
“We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, computers, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.”
“We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President’s speeches on radio’
“I don’t ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to the Supremes.”
“If you saw anything with ‘Made in Japan’ on it, it was junk.”
“Nothing was imported from China.”
“The term ‘making out’ referred to how you did on your school exam.”
“Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Walmart and instant coffee were unheard of.”
“5 and 10-cent stores were where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.”
“Ice cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.”
“And if you didn’t want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on
enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.”
“You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, but who could afford one? Too
bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.”
“In my day, ‘grass’ was mowed, ‘coke’ was a cold drink, ‘pot’ was
something your mother cooked in, and ‘rock music’ was grandma’s lullaby.”
“‘Aids’ were helpers in the Principal’s office, ‘chip’ meant a piece of wood, ‘hardware” was found in a hardware store, and ‘software’ wasn’t even a word.”
“And my generation that was so dumb as to think a lady needed a husband to have a baby and was special enough to open the door for.”
“No wonder people call us old and confused and say there is such a generation gap.”
“And I’m only 87 years old.”
With “Age” comes progress. Some good and some ugly. Be careful not to adopt them all!
Ecc 3:1 “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”
Some things/values should NOT change AND ARE GOOD.
Malachi 3:6a “For I am the Lord, I change not …”
So, yes there are absolutes in this world and they are all recorded and protected for our benefit.
II Tim 3:16, 17 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”