Lent Day 19

“Is it possible for a mother, however disappointed, however hurt, to forget her nursing child? Can she feel nothing for the baby she carried and birthed? Even if she could, I, God, will never forget you. Look here. I have made you a part of Me, written you on the palms of My hands. Your city walls are always on My mind, always My concern.”
-Isaiah 49:15-16

I am not a fan of voluntarily exposing myself to pain. Therefore, I had never been eager to get a tattoo. However, I gave in when my eldest granddaughter came to me asking that we get matching tattoos before they moved four states away. I now have a lovely sunflower tattoo slightly above my right ankle. (Yes, it hurt a bit but not anywhere near what I was expecting.) Every time I see my tattoo I think about my granddaughter. 

I have read the above verse numerous times but something new stood out to me recently. I was doing a study and the author referred to this verse and stated that my name was tattooed on the palm of God’s hand. Wow not only does God promise to never forget about me, but my name is also tattooed on the palm of His hand! 

I know that whenever I see my tattoo, I think lovingly about my granddaughter. And when God sees my name written on His hand, He thinks lovingly of me.

Dear Father God, thank you that You never forget me; that my name is written on the palms of Your hands. I am in awe that I am always on Your mind and that You attend to all my concerns. Help me to remember this promise even when I feel I’ve failed or disappointed You. In Jesus name, Amen.

Written by Reenie Peppers

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