(by John MacDuff)
"Behold! I have engraved you on the palms of My hands!" Isaiah 49:16
"Behold," says Immutable One, "I have engraved you on the palms of My hands!"
Not on the mountains, as colossal as they are — for they shall depart;
on no page of nature's vast volume — for the last fires shall scorch them;
not on blazing sun — for he shall grow dim with age;
not on glorious heavens — for they shall be folded together as a scroll.
But on . . .
the hands of might and love,
the hands which made the worlds,
the hands which were transfixed on Calvary,
— I have engraved you there!
No corroding power can efface the writing, or obliterate your name!
You are Mine now — and Mine forever!
"I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;
no one can snatch them out of My hand!" John 10:28