Isaiah 46:4: “And even to your old age I am he; and even to grey hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.”
Around 600 BC the Babylonians conquered the Southern Kingdom of Judah. In this captivity, Nebuchadnezzar removed the treasures from the temple of the Lord and from the royal palace. He also carried all Jerusalem into exile: all the officers and fighting men, and all the skilled workers and artisans—a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest and the elderly of the land were left.
You can read the complete story in 2 Kings 24.
Daniel and his friends were among the captives. Left behind are the elderly, the weak, the diseased, and those who were unable to do any significant work.
Imagine the separation that would have happened across the kingdom. Families ripped apart, parents from children, friend from friend and taken into slavery.
Our verse today reminds us that HE is the creator of you, and HE will carry you and will deliver you.
Do you sometimes feel like you have been abandoned. Left behind and separated from family and friends?
Deuteronomy 1:31 says: “and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, all the way which you have walked.”
Just as a father carries his son, he will carry you. Even down to old age.
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