Friday, March 11, 2011


Writing Exercise: Meditate & write on a passage of scripture.
chosen Isaiah 49:16 (NIV). "See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me."

By Dawn M. Hamsher

How wonderful to know that God loves me so much that I am engraved on his palms! I am not written in pencil or washable ink.  I am engraved and therefore, never out of His sight.

How comforting to know that God has me cradled in His hands. His hands are strong and powerful. No matter what is going on in my life, I can rest in His capable hands, for He is in control.

How joyous to know that if God has engraved me on his hands, then he has also made me permanent in the Book of Life. I look forward to eternal life in heaven.

How sobering to know that my engraving then must rest in the nail holes in Jesus' hands. Those holes were put there by human sin, including mine, when Jesus was nailed to the cross. Though, Jesus' death was necessary to reconcile us to God, it is sad to think that my sin helped kill Jesus.

How humble I feel to be redeemed. I don't deserve it, but God loves me that much that nothing I did or can ever do will separate me from my Lord since I chose to follow Him.

How thankful I am to be permanently engraved on the palm of God's hands.

God would like to engrave you on his hands too.  Just ask Jesus
to be
your savior and it will be done.


  1. I love how you point out how critical word choice was in the scripture. Engraved is a very powerful and everlasting word, just like God.

  2. WOW!! Your observation alost had me in tears. What a timely Word for my situation.

  3. On Ash Wednesday, our pastor spoke about this scripture saying "our names are written on God's hands". Then he pressed an ash print onto our palms as a reminder of Jesus' nail holes and His love for us.

    Later, I looked the scripture up and it said "engraved". I love that image and wanted to write about it.

  4. I love this. May I make a copy of this to read to our Sunday school class?


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