Saturday, July 14, 2012

Engraved on the Palms of His Hands

"My peace I give you" written on the palm of my hand.

          "Mrs. Johnson, what do you have written on the palm of your hand," a student asked?
          "Notes to myself," I replied.
          You see, I've gotten into the habit of writing bits of Scripture on the palm of my hand.  Occasionally, I write a note, a phone number, something I need to remember, but usually I write a phrase from Scripture that I can refer to throughout the day.  Notes I can keep constantly before my eyes.
           "My peace I give you..."; "My trust is in You...."; "Believe ye that I am able...";  "My refuge and my strength...".

          These words are constant reminders to me; they help me keep a godly perspective throughout my busy day.  By a godly perspective I mean one that is in line with His word.

          Isn't it amazing that we are so dear to God that He has us engraved upon the palms of His hands?

          "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?  Though she may forget, I will not forget you!  See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands..." Isaiah 49:15,16a (NIV).
Courtesy of Marissa Nicole Photography.


  1. We are so blessed. It reminds me of the song Reach by Peter Furler which says:

    You hold the weight of the world
    Still I don't slip through Your hands
    Your love is bigger than just
    An ocean built by man
    I fall again and again
    But You whisper, "You're still mine"
    You feel the pain of the world
    But You never push mine aside

    Isn't it comforting to know that regardless what we're going through, God reaches out for us and holds us close to Him. Wow, what an amazing thought.

    I encourage you today to listen to the words.

    Be Blessed Today.

    Renee-Ann <><

  2. I have learned you don't have to know the entire verse or phrase for something to be helpful, sometimes the smallest parts are what make the biggest difference.

  3. You began with one of my favorite scriptures and it gave me a great reminder. Thanks