“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” –Isaiah 46:4
Lexi weighs about half my body weight. She weighs approximately as much as my eight-year-old daughter. I can carry my daughter on my hip for about ten minutes; I can piggy-back her further down a mountain trail. In both cases, my daughter uses the strength of her legs and arms to hold on to me. If I had to carry Lexi, she would be fifty-five pounds dead weight—or worse, she would be struggling, panicking weight. What if she got hurt when we’re out on our walk? How would I get her home? Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about these questions when we walk with God. If we’re hurt, wounded, pained, grieved—if for any reason we can’t walk ourselves—God will carry us. He will be our shepherd and carry us forever (Psalm 28:9). God will bring us Home.
Dear God, Thank you for carrying me and bringing me Home. Amen