In simpler times, before the invention of palm pilots, cell phones, and other more advanced technology, a young boy like me would write important information on the palm of his hand. Paper notepads were in existence, of course, but were far too cumbersome for the typical pre-adolescent male to carry around. So, with pen in tow, I would scribble down a phone number, a name, or a few grocery items my mom had asked me to pick-up at the store, cryptically inscribing the necessary information on my non-writing hand. After a couple of days, the inked information would be all but vanished due to some prescribed washing and hitting of baseballs. This voided space would then be available for the next vitally important message I would need to pen.
In the Bible Book of Isaiah, God tells his chosen people of Israel, that although they are held captive in Babylon, “ ‘…I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands…’ ” (Isaiah 49:15-16, NIV).
God’s Word to the Israelites in Old Testament times is the same message he shares with us today. God remembers and delivers each of us from our own captivity to sin and Satan. He will never forget his promises to us or his plans for us. Just imagine your name written on the hands of the Savior! Look closely. It’s somewhere close to the scars, the nail-pierced wounds that bought your salvation. God will not forget you. He loves you and died to deliver you. Remember that. Write it down. And believe it.