Daily Worship

Short-Sighted Living

Peter Neilson November 23, 2012 0 0

Hebrews 11:22

By faith, Joseph spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt…. 

​For the Hebrew people the words of blessing were seen as a prophetic act. To bless the children and grandchildren is to invite God to act in their lives for their good and for the shaping of their character within the people of God.  Taking our cue from the blessings mentioned in Hebrews 11: 2-18 we will bless the next generation.

Father, Joseph’s four centuries of foresight  

remind us  that you operate in long strides

in long rhythms of grace.

Forgive our short-sighted living,

stealing tomorrow’s resources

from our children’s children.

Bless this beautiful planet

which we will cherish and bequeath to….......................

for them to enjoy and cherish in their time.


written by Peter Neilson