I have written your name in the palm of my hand


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I remember in middle school before there was good technology we had to have a paper agenda planner to keep track of all of our assignments.

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But of course, me being a forgetful person, I usually lost the agenda within the first month or two of school.

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So I had to come up with a new method to remember things.

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Enter a black sharpie marker and my arm.

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Every time there was an important assignment or project coming up, I would put it on my hand going up to my arm.

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My Parents would get so mad at me that I would come to church with an entire sleeve of “Tattoos” with all my assignments and notes.

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Even to this day as an adult I put the most important things I need to remember on my arm so I don’t forget.

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Even the Israelites had a particular custom of remembering the promises of God in the desert (See Deuteronomy six) :

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They used to have physical scrolls and they would write down the words of the Torah and actually tie them to their hands and forehead.

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

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Even the almighty God understand the power of writing things down to remember.

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This minds me of a verse in Isaiah 49:16

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“Jerusalem, I can never forget you! I have written your name on the palms of my hands.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭49:16‬ ‭GNB‬‬

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God Will never forget about us. He might be at a different timeline then we have, but he will never forget his promises to us.

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So remember God’s words- even if you have to use your arm and a sharpie- whatever it takes to have his precepts go before our thoughts.

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Devotional by @virginiamarketingandmedia

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