My 1963 birthday puts me at the tail end of the Boomer generation but also fully living the Gen X experience AP writer Tamara Lush describes so aptly in the Dec. 31 article “Losing Hope.” I relate to strong identification with cultural entertainment figures, many of whom sadly passed in 2016. I would relate 100 percent to Lush’s words, but in my twenties I came to know my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I do not lose hope because my hope has long been in Him alone. Worshiping celebrities or even ourselves is a fallacy of false hope. The year 2016 did not “steal” the famous idols of the Gen X’s youth, Death did that, and it’s coming for all of us.
If loss of earthly idols has left you questioning your mortality, you still have a chance to find true hope of eternal life: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” - Roman’s 10:9-10 NIV