The Invisible Future
Many First Nations people believe in the Seventh Generation Principle, that all our decisions should take into account our families seven generations from now. Everything we do and plan should help to make future generations strong and successful.
Too often, we hear the stories of our people, filled with pain, death, hopelessness, and rejection, and it’s hard to comprehend how we can make the drastic changes needed, not only for the Seventh Generation but for the first and second!
But we know, God sees and hears the cries of our people. He encourages men and women of faith to rise up in prayer, to rise up and dance. This is the work we do at the LIGHT House. We encourage students at Haskell Indian Nations University to rise up and guide their people toward Christ and toward a better future. With Christ, we see a vision of hope and restoration of the First Nations people, and we hold on to His everypromise with an assurance of a future we can’t yet see.
We have confidence that the Seventh Generation will be strong in Christ, because God has already brought us out of pain and despair. We have the assured promises of God who says He will never leave us or forsake us.
If God is for us who can be against us.
By faith, God has called us here to walk with this generation to bring new life and healing through the students at Haskell.
We will see our people healed and made whole by faith, one Native American at a time.
We are here for such a time as this: to bring God’s Native people into His Kingdom.
Dear Father God, thank you for the opportunities you give us to share your Word with those who desperately need to hear it, and in doing so lifting up future generations of American Indian and Alaska Natives with the hope and love of Jesus Christ.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
Patricia Main (Cree)