“See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands” (Isaiah 49:16 NKJV).


When Israel accused the Lord of forsaking them, He replied saying that He could never forget them. He compared Himself to a mother, saying, “Can a woman forget her nursing child?” Then, He said that He had “engraved” them on His hands. The word “engraved” might be translated “inscribed” or “written,” but literally means to “cut in.” He was essentially saying, “How can I forget you when I have a remembrance of you cut into the palms of My hands?”
Surely this was an encouraging word to the Israelites, but even more so to those who view it through the lens of the cross. For the scars of the nails still mark our Savior’s hands. As Jesus told Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands” (John 20:27). The One with the nail-scarred hands will never leave, nor forsake us. He has inscribed His love for us on His hands.
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You that You love us. What a wonderful thing that You love us. Teach us to move in Your love. Help us to be conduits of Your love to others. Being confident in Your love, we move beyond our own comfort to love others. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.