I was born in the middle of the boomer generation. Those kids born after World War Two and before Vietnam. The generations since have been called Gen X, or Gen Y; someone has named them the boomers, the busters, the bridgers and the choosers. Whatever the future holds the babies of today will somehow live through it and perhaps affect it greatly.
In 1 Peter 2:9 we read: But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10 NKJV)
Peter tells the recipients of his letter that they are the chosen generation. That name is full of promise and responsibility. Who are they, what were they chosen for and what responsibility goes with that choosing? The chosen generation are all of those who are born again by the will of God. Every believer from the Apostles until now are a part of the chosen generation. We have been chosen for eternity, for rebirth for spiritual conversion. Chosen for redemption for praise for worship. Chosen to become the people of God.
We are chosen to be the light off the world as we have been called out of darkness into the marvelous light. Chosen to be a testimony of grace and mercy to a world without hope. To be observed by the world as evidence of God’s redemption. We are the generation chosen to take the good news to the world.