many generations

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many generations

Psalm 61:5-8 (JDV)

Psalm 61:5 God, you have heard my vows; you have given a heritage to those who fear your name.
Psalm 61:6 Add days to the king’s life; may his years span many generations.
Psalm 61:7 May he sit enthroned before God permanently. Appoint covenant faithfulness and truth to guard him.
Psalm 61:8 Then I will continually sing of your name, fulfilling my vows day by day.

many generations

I often wonder about my brother Gary, who died when he was 16 of a motorcycle accident.  It could have been me. Instead, I have enjoyed a long life, comparatively. But I am not ready for bedtime yet. Like David, I ask the Lord for along life. I want my years to span many generations. I look in the eyes of my newest granddaughter, and I look forward to dancing at her wedding. Life is good, and long life is better.

I know life is not permanent … at least not yet. But a long life lived devoted to God and enjoying his blessings is a hint of the future restoration. That is a good thing.

Lord, thank you for life. Give us more!

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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