1 When Israel came out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
2 Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
3 The sea looked and fled, the Jordan turned back;
4 the mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
5 Why was it, O sea, that you fled, O Jordan, that you turned back,
6 you mountains, that you skipped like rams, you hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8 who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water.
Image you are fifty-eight years old. You are one of the oldest survivors among a nation that has spent the last forty years in the wilderness, but now are ready for the promises of God made to this generation. You are one of the few that can recall the riches of Egypt that this nation left to travel to the new land that God had promise to Abraham almost five hundred years earlier. As this generation looked back on the past forty years on a journey through the desert they could look back to not only to the rebellious ways of their parents and grandparents; but also to the many miracles that also witness that came from God.
This is one of the advantages that a believer has when he or she accepts the way of the Lord at an early age. Having grandparents and a mother that loved the Lord I was blessed to have an early start in my life to be introduce and follow the way of the Lord. During this journey of over seventy years, I have witness both the rebellious ways of many believers as well as the great triumphs of God working miracles in the believers’ lives. So I do not have to worry about tomorrow because the God that brought an entire nation out of slavery to become a nation (which still exist to this day) is more able to take care of an individual believer.