“See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands” (Isaiah 49:16)
What a precious image it is that our names are engraved on God’s hands; the idea that God cannot forget what is engraved on his hands so we are ever before him. And the promise belongs to us all. We might sometimes think that God has left us or forgotten us. In such times, let us remember that we are remembered by God. Think too about our names being engraved on Jesus’ hands when cruel nails were driven through his palms for us, symbolising that that one time act of salvation was for all time and for us today.
“... others will write on their hand, ‘The Lord’s’” (Isaiah 44:5)
Just as our names are on God’s palms so his name should be on ours. Our names on God’s hands; God’s name on ours. Another lovely image.
You might like to draw around your hands. On the one hand write “The Lord’s”, and on the other write your name as a reminder that you are the Lord’s and that all our names are engraved on his palms.