By You I have been sustained from my birth; You are He who took me from my mother's womb; My praise is continually of You. Psalm 71:6 Just think you are here not by chance but by God’s choosing. His hand formed you and made you the person you are. He compares you to no one else; you are one of a kind. You lack nothing that His grace can’t give you. Roy Lessin, pastor, founder Day Springs Cards

I have become a marvel to many, For You are my strong refuge. Psalm 71:7 Christ’ love in Nijole Sadunite’s heart made her ‘a radiance in the Russian gulag’. Her service, faith, and sacrificial kindness made her life a fragrant offering to God – and one that intrigued non-believers. Amy L. Sherman, Sharing God’s Heart for the Poo

I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more. Psalm 71:14 My faith shall anticipate the future, and wait upon God to fulfill His purposes; and I will begin my praise even before the mercy comes. Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-92

O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still declare Your wondrous deeds. Psalm 71:17 Faith keeps the soul from sinking under heavy trials, by bringing in memories of former experiences of the love, power, mercy, and faithfulness of God to the afflicted soul. John Willison, 1680- 1750

And even when I am old and gray headed, O God, do not leave me until I declare Your arm to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come. Psalm 71:18 Many people yearn to be part of something significant. Do we realize what kind of contribution we can make in our own family lines – to be the link that changed the direction of the chain? Beth Moore, b.1957, Christian author and teacher, Breaking Free