I am studying the week’s scriptures and am especially drawn to God telling us in Isaiah 49:16a. “I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands.”
God cannot and will not forget us. Our names are written on the palms of God’s hands.
I thought I would try writing the names of some of my family on my palm. This is the photo of that effort.
I remember a man that I cared for when I was a hospice chaplain. He had two grandchildren who were visiting whom he loved immensely. His brain would not hold onto their names. So many names were slipping way from him. He did not want to lose his grandchildren’s names. He wrote them each day on the palm of his hand. He explained that he did this because he loved them so much.
Even while talking to me, he would look down and read their names. When they entered the room, he would greet them by name and give them hugs. They would happily receive the hugs before climbing down to continue their busy play activities.
I wonder if he knew this scripture?
Even if it seems that you are alone and forgotten, you are not.
God cannot forget you. God will not forget you. You are precious and loved. Your name is written on the palm of God’s hand.