I love that attitude. Every season of life offers unique perspectives and insights that benefit people in other seasons of life. The optimism and freedom of youth energizes the wisdom and experience that comes with age. The wisdom and experience of age informs the optimism and freedom of youth. The old bless the young and the young bless the old.
Psalm 145:4 says, “One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.” We often read that Psalm and think about older generations telling younger generations about God’s mighty acts. But, I wonder if the different generations in the Psalm inform one another. Younger generations tell older generations about God’s mighty acts from their perspective. Older generations tell younger generations about God’s mighty acts from their perspective. Every generation is blessed because of it. God’s people are edified as a whole.
As you go through the coming week, look for ways that you can learn from Christians of another generation. See how you might bless Christians of another generation. As you do, you will find that each season of life offers a unique perspective on God’s mighty acts. You’ll also be blessed by the different perspectives that come from worshiping the God of all generations.