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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Engraved on His palms

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. Isaiah 49:16


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 . . .


This is how much I love you
Your name's engraved on my hands
This is how much I love you
The nail scars remain
This is how much I love you
You've been ransomed by love
This is how much I love you
You belong to me
This is how much I love you
I claim you as my own
This is how much I love you
Your name's engraved on my hands

You are not your own - you were bought with a price. 1 Corinthians 6:19