Young, proud
Strong, able
I walked with my head
     held high
Doing God's things
     my way–
Exulting,
Exalted in my 
     living independence

And it was good.
But not good enough.

Aging, humbled,
Often weak, and not so able
I walk looking up
     eyes upon the Lord
Doing God's thing in
     His way–as best I know–
Grateful to be learning
     living
     in dependence.

And it is good.
It is very good.

—Nancy Spiegelberg

Isaiah.46:4 (NIV)
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."


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