“Inscribed”

“Inscribed”

“Inscribed”

14″ x 17″

Pencil on Paper

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One day, when I was discouraged and depressed, I read this passage in my Bible from Isaiah 49:

But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,
And my Lord has forgotten me.”
“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget you.
See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
Your walls are continually before Me.

I thought, “God still loves me!” He still loves me–even though I’ve been distant from Him and messed up again. And He won’t forget me. I was comforted by His limitless promise to be faithful.

God has not forgotten you either.

Hands of God.

“Inscribed”, by pencil artist Matt Philleo, detail

And, if you are a child of God, this scripture passage implies that your name, too, is written on the palm of His hand. This means God will never forget you. He sees every tear. He knows what you are feeling and He knows how you may be failing. But He still loves you just the same.

And the reason He can do that is because, if you’ve allowed Him to, He’s forgiven every sin you’ve ever committed through the righteous sacrifice of Jesus on your behalf. He shed His blood, died on the cross, and rose again to give you new life. If you are a believer, He sees the perfection, the righteousness of Christ all over you. You are a jewel in his eye. Yes, you have a special place on His hands and in His heart.

Jesus said, “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37) Anyone who continues on in sin and unbelief will end up in hell by default, but if you believe and trust in Jesus you will never be cast away. You will enjoy God’s love for you…forever!

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2 Comments

  1. The words of Isaiah 49:15-16a are posted on my refrigerator. This was probably my husband’s favorite Scripture passage. He would often share it with others. So now I imagine the name, Clarence, on your drawing. May our Lord continue to guide you, Matt, in your many avenues of ministry.

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    • Matt Philleo

      Hi Deetje, great to have met you at the tour, and thanks for sharing about your husband. I’m glad that he shared his faith, and that particular passage speaks to almost anyone about the love of God in a way that is easy to receive. I think it opens the door for us to share more about what Jesus did on the cross specifically. For me, it just encouraged me when I was down one day, and then I wanted to share that encouragement with others! God bless you!

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