“Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.”Isaiah 49:16
Have you ever written something on your hand because it was the easiest and quickest way to remember something? Years ago I loved writing verses on my hand to remember them. It was the most convenient way to go over them throughout the day. Some people write phone numbers, reminders, lists… all types of things. But I’m going to make an assumption that whatever you have written on your hand, that it was important. Keep in mind that each person will have their own idea of what is important, but I’ll bet whatever it was, you thought it was important.
Have you ever seen an engraving on a piece of wood? Most likely you have since it is very popular. It’s taking chisels or a hot metal rod and writing or drawing something of value onto an item that is meant to be displayed. Unless someone is practicing, we can be sure that the work these engravers do is not meant to be thrown in the trash, it’s meant to be remembered, looked upon, and to some extent, valued.
So what does Isaiah 49:16 mean to you? If you have given your life to Christ, your name and everything about you is written on the palm of his hand. Do you know what else is on the palm of His hand? The nail imprint which was given Him the day He died for your sins! How precious is that?! So looking back at the first two paragraphs, I’ll ask you again, what does it mean to you that you are graven on the palm of His hand, and not just the palm, singular, but palms, plural?
What I felt God impressing upon my heart while reading over this verse is that I am important enough to be a part of Him. He desires to remember me personally. My every detail is before Him and it’s important enough to Him that He would take the time to engrave my name upon His hand. I am of value to Him because no workmanship is free.
One thing you should know for sure… It’s almost impossible to get rid of any kind of engraving without throwing the item away; therefore it can be assumed that God never wanted to forget you.
Happy Running Ya’ll! May God bless you with an understanding of how much He loves you!
See you next time!