I think we’ve all sung the song “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” and while that’s true, is there anything else in God’s hands? When you do a study of God's hands in scripture you find that it talks about His “right hand of power.” He has hands of mercy, and of grace. His hands show us belonging when He says, “I hold you in my arms and my hands.” I love that. If you looked at Jesus’ hands, like Thomas did, you could see the nail holes, pierced for our sins and for our salvation.
Then there's a really interesting description of God's hands in Isaiah 49. This chapter is about the restoration of the nation of Israel when God gathers them back together in powerful ways for the future. In verse 16 it says, “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” He looks at the nation of Israel and says, “I can't neglect you because I'm reminded when I look at the palms of my hands that I've engraved you there.” Now, I hate it when people write notes to themselves on the palms of their hands. I want them to get a piece of paper and write their note there. Writing on your hand just seems sloppy to me. But on the other hand, when you write something in the palm of your hands, you can't ignore it. It's right there with you. So, thank God that He’s engraved you on the palm of His hands! He has put you in a place where He can't forget you. He says, “See, I know you. I know who you are, and I know how you are going to be blessed as we walked together in Kingdom work.”