Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 21, 2014

Redeeming Love

cb devo jan10“I have written your name on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:16 (NLT)

Remember when we used an ink pen in grade school to write declarations of love on our hands for that special someone? Only to get home from school and our Mamas’ shaking their fingers saying, “go wash your hands…you are going to get ink poison!” Despite our pleas, we begrudgingly with head held low headed to the bathroom to scrub away any sign of our heartfelt message.

We have a Father in heaven that would never say to His Son “go wash your hands” to rid the declaration of Your love for My children. We are blood bought, pierced side and nail driven children of the Most High. We have been bought with a high price. (1 Cor.6:20) No power of hell, no scheme of man could ever pluck us from His hands. (Rom.8:39) Jesus’ scars are a permanent reminder of His finished work on mount Calvary.

The only “man-made” things in heaven are the scars on Jesus’ body. After His resurrection, He said to Thomas “…put your finger here and see my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” (John 20:27) Thomas had to see and touch to believe. We are blessed because we haven’t seen the scars on Jesus’ body, but believe anyways. Believe…Jesus suffered and died so that we may live for eternity with Him in our heavenly homes He has gone ahead and prepared for us. (John 14:3).

Jesus allowed man to etch our names on the palms of His hands by the nails that hung Him on the cross. We are His and He has the scars that spell our names to prove it.

“Father, thank You for the wonderful gift of salvation. Help us to never forget the price You paid to redeem our lives.”

For His Glory

Kim Lacey Schock
TRBC Coffee Break

 

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