Tuesday, October 28, 2008

On The Palms of His Hands

"...I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands...."
Isaiah 49:15-16

My husband has a funny way of remembering important appointments or names of people. He actually writes them on top of his hand as a reminder. It may be an initial or two or perhaps a particular time of day. That way whenever he looks at his hand he is reminded of what or whom he needs to remember that day.

Ever been forgotten? Maybe someone you care about forgot your birthday or your anniversary? Maybe someone you were counting on pretty much "left you in the dust"? Been disappointed so often that you hesistate to trust anymore? Hold on--don't turn away just yet. The Lord understands. And more importantly, He cares. In fact, He cares so much that the scripture says that He has engraved us on the palms of his hands! That's even better than writing a reminder in ink on the top. Ink washes off pretty easily. The last time I checked, engraving is pretty permanent! And this engraving is done on the palms of His hands. That's a pretty safe place--nothing (and no one) is going to pry His hands open and scratch your name off. It's there to stay.

Imagine that--your name on the palms of His hands! I needed to hear that, didn't you?

1 comment:

Diane said...

Many times in my life I have felt let down and hurt by people that were close to me, the hurts were(and are deep) and my flesh cries out, and there have been many sad times and times of not understanding. It is so comforting to know that God has loved me through all these times and does "get it" and does care more than anyone else could ever. His plan for my life is full of love and goodness, and I know if I continue to turn to him and trust him with all these hurts and trials that he will never leave or forsake me. He has "my back" so to speak, and he loves me so much as he does each one of us. Let us all take comfort in that.