David died, but before he died, he lived. David was born for his time. God birthed him to serve the purpose and will of God in his time. What was true of David is true of us. We were born for a purpose. We were created for such a time as this. It is both a privilege and a responsibility to be alive today.
It is a privilege because God had other options, but He chose us. There were literally millions of other options that each could have resulted in a different person being formed in the womb. But God formed you. You are alive today because God wanted you here to help accomplish His will on earth as it is in heaven. What an awesome privilege.
We have a responsibility to do the will of God in our generation. In the plan and purpose of God, there is no one who is ahead of his or her time. You were born when you were supposed to be born. The date of your birth, the life experiences you have had, the space that you occupy, and the burden that God has placed on your heart are all designed to accomplish His will during your time on earth.
Marsalis is celebrating 90 years because nearly a century ago, people served the purpose of God in their generation. We are celebrating 90 years because people like G. C. Washington, Willie Hooper, Tempie Locus, Johnson McGilbra, Miller Jones, Eula Randle, S. W. Washington, Emma Garner, C. R. Langley Juanita Owens, Rutha Mae Lacy, and A. T. Miller served the purpose of God in their generation. And if we are going to endure for even another 90 days, those of us who are alive and remain must serve the purpose of God now in our own generation.