Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall at sunset

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hosea 2:15

"...she shall sing there as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt..."

I remember those days, Lord, right after I was born again. I remember the sense of completeness, the feeling that I was finally "home", and the awe I felt that You cared for me personally. Almost too good to be true.

But it was true.

Knowing that You knew everything about me, all my sins, even the secrets no one else knew. And You still loved and wanted me. That was the most unbelievable part.

So I did "sing in the days of my youth", rejoicing in what you delivered me from, and in the future set before me.

Now, looking back after all these years - how do I still be that young girl? There are times when I grow cynical and weary, mostly of myself but also the people around me.

But You said that Your yoke is easy and your burden is light.

It always comes back to basics. Being thankful and mindful of all that You have done for me and given to me.

Lord, help me daily to lay my life before you and praise and worship you, Almighty God.

Amen.

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