My mother’s 17-year-old face, 18 year-old heart and 19-year old spirit couldn’t stop me from under performing in her Physical Education class! No matter how hard I tried to pace and push myself, I was never able to be a star athlete. Thankfully, my mother sought to look past my athletic failures and obvious pudginess and was always proud to claim me as her own.
Although God is perfect and peaceful, He has many imperfect and worrisome children…you & I! We don’t always uphold everything that He represents and sometimes our decisions are ones that He wouldn’t’ve chosen for us. Even still, He isn’t afraid to shout from the rooftops that we are His beloved daughters and sons.
“Sing with joy, you heavens! Rejoice, you earth! Break into shouts of joy, you mountains! The LORD has comforted his people and will have compassion on his humble people. But Zion said, “The LORD has abandoned me. My Lord has forgotten me.” Can a woman forget her nursing child? Will she have no compassion on the child from her womb? Although mothers may forget, I will not forget you. I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Your walls are always in my presence.” -Isaiah 49:13-16 GW
Engraved things aren’t easily undone, especially those carved with blood. Our mistakes and sin cannot and will not ever dilute or diminish the redemption and love that Jesus died to gift us!