Friday, October 11, 2013


I love old things, things that I know have been read, used or worn by many, many before me.  Last year for my birthday, with that in mind, my husband and I headed for the antique store in search of my present.  We found two beautiful silver, bangle bracelets which were exactly what I wanted.  

Exactly, except I wanted one of them engraved with the reference to my favorite Bible verse:

"This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes" (Psalm 118:23.)

Visiting a few engravers caused me to know that what I wanted wasn't possible, due to the width of my bracelets.  There is another engraving though, that is not limited to anything at all.

"Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands; " (Isaiah 49:16.)

As much as I would have wanted to wear the bracelet with the Scripture reference on it, how much more wonderful is the thought that I am engraved upon the Lord's hand.  Not just my name, but ME -- all of me, placed in His hand permanently, because His engraving is forever.

How BIG must our Lord's hands be to contain all of us who have trusted Him?  How powerful and mighty must be our Lord.  The Father's hands bear the engraving of us into His hand and the Son's hands bear the wounds of our redemption.  Both can look into their hands and know the great price which was paid for us.  

We are never further away than Their hands.

John 10:28, 29
"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, 
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; 
and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand."

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