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~ In His Hand ~ Joan Clifton Costner




~ In His Hand ~
In God's great hand, my name is written down,
Not lightly but with bold deliberate strokes;
Engraved forever there, for me to see,
One day, when I come home -
Still following the way.

I cannot fathom why the great "I Am"
Should plan for me to know His pen has traced
The letters of my name (which He knew first);
Except the joy, the peace, the confidence
He has, in wondrous ways, to me dispensed.

For when the tragedies of life contain my name,
I say, "He knows, and I am not alone.
I trust because I know He can't forget.
This trial, for me, is good;
He loves me yet."
 
And so, dear friend, my pen is in my hand.
Your name I place upon my palm, today.
I promise, as I go about my tasks,
I'll pray for you each time the Spirit asks.

Sometimes, in gentle gesture, I do close
My fingers there 'around your precious name'
And hold you close; and know that God
Is doing just the same.


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I will never forget thee, see?
I have engraved your name in the Palms of My hand.
I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.
 Isaiah 49, Hebrews 13
© 2005 by Joan Clifton Costner
Joan is a Heavenly Inspirations author.
This poem may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact,
for non-profit ministering purposes.

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