Meditations from the Classics
Gallic War, Book VI (50 BC)
When Caesar conquered the Gauls, he observed the customs of the Druids. These priests of the people had a habit of memorizing all their sacred traditions. This could take as long as twenty years! They never wrote these mysteries down. They trusted their memories more than ink and paper. The fear of forgetting drove them to master their minds.
But wait. The Lord has a better system for remembering:
“Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have engraved thee upon the palms of my hands” (Isa. 49:16).
Better than mere memory.
Better than ink and paper.
We’re engraved on the palms of the Lord! With His every activity, every movement, every motion, we pass before His eyes.
When He salutes the angels on a morning march, He sees you on His raised hands.
When He reaches down to feed a faltering sparrow, He sees you in the creases of His fingers.
When He distributes your daily bread, He sees your face in the hollow of His palms.
When He celebrates a new birth, He claps and thinks of you.
Forgotten? Never. As long as God has hands you will be cherished and remembered by Him.
David R. Denny Ph.D.