May 2, 2012

Palm Of His Hand

I don't normally post on Thursday but this post touched my heart so much that I must repost. This post is from my friend Donna Pyle's blog...be sure to visit her. She is such a blessing. http://www.hydratedliving.com


Writing this verse on my palm felt strange. I originally intended to use this photo as a Pinterest
pin. But as I scribbled, something amazing happened.

Each stroke of the pen served as a physical reminder of a profound truth:

We've been engraved by the same hand that carved the Tablets of the Law for Moses.

I wonder ... how many names are engraved across God's magnificent palm?

Notice the singular palm.

The sheer vastness.

   Of Him.

      Of His love.

         Of His pain.

Engraving leaves scars. Carving deep. Altering forever.

No worldly trophy compares to having our names engraved on the very palm of God Almighty.

Engravings made possible by the lashes and gashes on Jesus' body. And that Friday we call Good because of them.

Yet there we are. Permanently carved in the ink of His Son's blood.

Etched.

   Engraved.

      Remembered. 

So very loved.

Do you want a vivid reminder that you occupy God's thoughts?

Write Isaiah 49:16 on your palm.

But in place of the word "you" write your name instead.


Take it slow.


When you're finished, hold your hand up and gaze at those words.

In your mind's eye, can you picture your name written on His palm? Would it be scribed in Hebrew? Aramaic? A language only God recognizes?

The names engraved there are too numerous to count.

But God sees your name.

Every. Single. Day.

I wonder ... one day will He allow me to run my fingers over my name carved there? A more intimate moment I cannot imagine.

Because God is love.

And we are His precious engravings.



What hope and assurance does Isaiah 49:16 bring to you today? Have you ever pictured your name on God's palm before?  



Oh my what sweetness...that our names are engraved on the Master's Hand!  

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

11 comments:

  1. What a lovely promise to hold on to. There's so much comfort in that verse. Thank you for sharing Cindy!

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  2. Cindy, this is an amazing post. Thanks for bringing Donna's words here to be read. No, I have never thought of my name being engraved one His hand. I did write the verse on my hand with my name and what a feeling of peace I have, knowing my name is on His palm.
    Your blog is such an inspiration.
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  3. So glad you decided to do a Thursday post! This is AWESOME! I LOVE this. Gave me chills..the good kind! We are so loved by God. Thanks for this post. Blessed, blessed today!
    Connie Royals

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  4. What a sweet reminder of just how much He loves us.

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  5. Cindy, what an honor to know how much my post touched you and so many others. God is all the inspiration we ever need! Blessings.

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  6. What an awesome post this morning. So glad you posted today Miss Cindy. Love this. Is this the lady that you are teaching her book? WOW! Nita B

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  7. Very Powerful.

    My friend I just said a prayer for you and yours and will continue to do so throughout the day.

    Praise God through whom all blessings flow.

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  8. I really liked the visual part of this post. What comfort to know my name is written there too!

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  9. Catching up a bit and this is JUST what I needed today - a reminder of a truth I should never forget! Thank you for sharing.
    ~Adrienne~

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  10. Thank you, Cindy for this post. I have been looking through the internet for ideas using this scripture for our Deaf Bible Camp coming up in 2 weeks. The theme is "He knows your name." I love the visible part of your post. May I use the idea with the campers? I plan to have them write it on their hands and then have each hand photographed so that they have a copy to put where they can see it after their writing has washed off. Maybe in their locker at school, on their mirror in their bedroom or wherever they desire! I want them to remember that God knows their names! Helen

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  11. Thank you, Cindy for this post. I have been looking through the internet for ideas for the campers at the Deaf Bible Camp in a couple of weeks. I love the visual part of the post. May I use the idea? I plan to have the campers in my class write the verse on their palm with their name on it and have each hand photographed. Each camper will get a photo of that and they can put it where they can see it as a reminder - maybe their locker at school, their mirror in the bedroom... wherever they wish. It will be a good reminder for them after their writing on their hand washes off! Helen

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy