It was the dawn of a new decade.
One that would bring things into existence that were unheard of at the time.
A decade of unrest, drugs, free love, rock music, riots, turning patriotism into a four-letter word and throwing God out of the public schools.
But in one small town, the simple things were still the big things - the important things.
God, family, hard work.
The Word of God gives us a better perspective.
Job 12:12 NIV says, "Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?"
Moses said in Psalm 90:10NIV, "The length of our days is seventy years- or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away."
Psalm 16:11NIV "You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand."
Psalm 39: 4-5 NIV "Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath."
1 Corinthians 15: 52-53NIV "For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality."
"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV