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Thursday, February 11, 2010

“The Employers Will Love this Generation”

Clark Kerr had recently been installed as the new president of the University of California. From his perch, he observed intensely the new generation of college students. He witnessed their habits, their motives, their values, and much more. All of the data registered one thought on his brain:

The employers will love this generation…. They are going to be easy to handle. There aren’t going to be any riots.

The year of this prophetic utterance was—1959. Little did Kerr realize that the world was about to receive the most chaotic and anarchistic generation of youth in the history of Western Civilization.

I think about what God said (that sounds good—“God said…”). God said:

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts
” (Is. 55:8-9.)

I’m sure Clark Kerr was a nice man, and he certainly was not guilty of something exclusive to him. We are all tempted to think we have good insight into the future. This leads to the illusion that we have some degree of control over our it. However, there is a God, and we are not Him. Only God can see what is to come. Sometimes, unfortunately, the future spins out of control.

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