The simple term "generation gap" is a current description of an age old problem. Biblical families were involved in squabbles; and friction between older and younger generations frequently surfaced. King David's son Absalom arrogantly temporarily seized the power of his father's throne!
The Prodigal Son parable taught by Jesus is a perfect example of a rebellious child, refusing to honor his father. Yes, in some cases a gap widens to form a "canyon!" God recognized the problem of a widening gap and formed a plan to bridge it. "So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it but I found no one (Ezekiel 22:30 NKJ)." He still invites men and women to stand in that gap. Each generation is given fresh opportunities to pray for their land and its people. Gaps can be filled or minimized; will this generation take the challenge?
With God all things are possible! Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Secret Place, Daily Devotionals for the Deaf, Light from the Word Daily Devotional. Available now in book store: FORGET-ME-NOT DAILY DEVOTIONAL http:/ebooks.faithwriters.com/ebook-details.php?id=520