Even when you are old, I will be the same.
Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you.
I made you and will take care of you.
I will carry you and save you.
The words struck a chord in my heart...a chord of remembrance. I was taken back to our Sunday School class's study of Isaiah a few years back when we did Downpour by James MacDonald. I knew that those verses had spoken to me before. I could remember the cool salve that coated my heart at the time. Surely those verses moved me enough back then to highlight them, right? I opened my Bible (the one with the packing tape on the spine, not the new one that just still doesn't feel like it is mine) and sure enough in bright yellow highlights and underlined too...
...you whom I have upheld since you were conceived,
and have carried since your birth.
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.
New International Version