I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands

It’s Easter weekend and I’ve been reading the Gospels and accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life here on earth.  This week we’ve had 3 large Easter Zone Conferences with our missionaries throughout the mission where we’ve taught and studied together the beautiful doctrines of the Resurrection, Redemption and the Strengthening power or Enabling power of Jesus Christ.

With my whole heart and soul, I am grateful for His gift to us, to me.  I feel a bit overwhelmed at the thought of His gift, which changes who I am and who I can become.  I feel His love for each of us, individually.

The words of Isaiah came to me in a new light this week, as I’ve contemplated Jesus’ suffering and His Resurrection.  He rose from the tomb, glorified, except for the wounds in his hands and feet and side.  These remained as a testimony to us that He is the Christ who suffered and died for us.

Engraven on Palms

Isaiah 49:

 13 ¶Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.

 14 But Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.

 15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

 16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

Not only do we always remember Him.  He always remembers us. Always.  I am grateful for that gift!

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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