31st October 2013

Write it on Your Hand! 

“See, I have written your name on my hand.”
Isaiah 49:16 (NCV)
 

I don’t know about you but quite often I see individuals who have written phone numbers, coffee orders, appointment times and other things on their hands. I suspect that the thinking behind this practice is; well, I can’t lose it, it will be with me until I decide to wash it off and by that time whatever is on there will be accomplished—I hope!  It’s continual remembering, never forgetting, always being aware of whatever is written there because it is important, otherwise it wouldn’t be written there at all, would it? 

So, the scripture above tells us that God always remembers us, is always aware about how we are and what is troubling us; because our names are written on his hand! But it goes further than that, not only does our Father know what we need at certain difficult times in our lives but he is there to provide; for example, he tells us in Isaiah 40:31(NLT), “But those who wait upon the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” 

Again, Isaiah 43:2 (NLT), “When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” 

Here’s a great question; how long will this care and help from our Father continue to be poured out upon us?  Isaiah 46:4 (NLT) tell us, “I will be your God throughout your lifetime—until your hair is white with age. I made you, and will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.”  As long as our names are written on those faithful, strong and capable hands, we can be assured of this tender, loving care and the blessings that go with it are ours, for as long as we draw breath—and beyond! 

Perhaps we should all write this verse on our hands in order that we might remember to, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.” (1 Peter 5:7 NLT). 

Prayer
Our tender, faithful, loving Father, please continue to care for us, as long as we draw breath and then receive us into your glory.
Amen
 

Study by Cliff Neill

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cliffneillAbout the Author:
Cliff Neill is an Elder in Grace Communion Church Luton.

Local  Congregation:
Grace Communion Church Luton
Farley Hill Methodist Church
North Drift Way
Farley Hill
LUTON
LU1 5JE

Meeting time:
Saturday 10:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Harry Sullivan
Phone:  01908-582222
Email: harry_sullivan@wcg.org.uk

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