The Palm of my Hand

I recently had a kitchen accident that required a visit to Care Now for five stitches on the palm of my left hand. So now, every time I glance at my palm I see  the new scar.  In time it will fade, but I was recently reminded of how God’s love for me will never fade.  When I look at my palm, I am reminded of a painful experience, but I like to think when Jesus looks at His palms, He not only sees pain, He also sees sacrifice and love…the sacrifice and love He gave to me on the cross.  My sweet daughter recently gave me a wonderful gift as a thank you for keeping her children so she and her husband could get away.  I was delighted that it was a new Advent book by Ann Voskamp, The Greatest Gift.  This is an awesome book with a short read each day of the Advent season to prepare ours hearts for Christs coming. While reading a few days ago, The author mentioned a verse in Isaiah about how God’s heart is bound to mine.  I read the verse and the one after it and that is when I started thinking about the palms of His hands:

Can a woman forget her nursing child
And have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.
Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
Your walls are continually before Me.

Isaiah 49:15-16

Can you believe these verses?  We are inscribed, carved permanently,  on the palms of His hands. I am loved so much that whenever He looks at His hands, He sees me and you.  Although it is very hard to believe or understand that there are women that could forget about their children, these verses show me that God will never forget about me.  He is bound to me and I to Him.  What an awesome and amazing love.  The next time you look at the palms of your hands, I hope you will remember what God sees when He looks at His… amazing LOVE for you and me.

Joy to the World, the Lord has come!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Holly Dennis
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 19:39:45

    I love this post. It is so great to remember. Such great truth. I just re-read it again and wanted you to know I love it!!!

    Reply

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