"...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, right after I was born again at the age of 22. I remember the sense of completeness, the feeling that I was finally "home". 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, the secrets that no one else knew, the dark places. And You still loved and wanted me. The was the 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 35 years - how do I still be that young girl? There are times when I grow cynical and weary, mostly of myself, but sometimes of the people around me.
One thing I have learned, especially when I feel like that, is to remember Your loving kindness, and to be thankful for all you have done for me, all you have given me, all you have blessed me with.
You said that Your yoke was easy and Your burden is light.
Lord, help me daily to lay my life before You.