Engraved on His palms
My friend and I were praying the other day and focusing on this attribute: compassion. Our Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. She read the passage in Isaiah 49 and as she read verse 16, I had to interrupt her and have her reread it . . . because I heard it . . . and felt it. Engraved. The nail scarred hands. I am engraved on the palms of his hands. I belong to Him. He claims me as His own.
Why do you engrave your name on something . . . because you want to keep it forever and you want no one to take it from you. And if for some reason it was taken from you, whoever finds it would know to whom it belongs . . .
Your name's engraved on my hands
You are not your own - you were bought with a price. 1 Corinthians 6:19