“Do We Not Know We Have Been Engraved on the Palms of Lord Jesus’ Hands 我们不知道自己已被刻在主耶稣的掌上吗？“（Isaiah 以赛亚书49:15-18）
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; your walls are ever before me. Your children hasten back, and those who laid you waste depart from you. Lift up your eyes and look around; all your children gather and come to you. As surely as I live,’ declares the Lord, ‘you will wear them all as ornaments; you will put them on, like a bride.
God’s affection for His people is greater than the devotion a woman has for her nursing child. When we could see the nail-scarred hands of Lord Jesus, we would see how He has inscribed us on the palms of His hands. With such love, how could God ever forget His people? God is always mindful of His people’s condition (their health, strength, prosperity and security), despite the objections of a doubting Zion. His love and faithfulness for Zion have been demonstrated by His promise for their past and their present (partially fulfilled in the return of the exiles from Babylon) and are also shown by His promise for their future (ultimately fulfilled in the re-gathering of Israel in the last days).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, today it is indeed very sad to see that some parents can forget and have no compassion on their nursing child! Thank you for your unfailing love revealed in Jesus Christ. If we have not recognized and been moved by the nail-scarred hands of Lord Jesus, our faith in Him still remains superficially on the level of head knowledge which is vulnerable to our enemy Satan’s temptation and attack. May the illumination and guidance of as well as the conviction by the Holy Spirit help us and empower us to pursue a deeper life in Christ doing your will. Amen.