“Behold I Have Graven Thee Upon the Palms of My Hands”

Bryan Richards

Isaiah must have seen the crucifixion of the Savior. His reference here is clear enough to those with even a modest dose of the spirit of prophecy, but still is not understood by many. This is another example of Christ's great love for us. He is trying to show the house of Israel how much He loves them, as proof that he has not forgotten them. 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends' (Jn 15:13). Even though Christ's resurrected body is perfect, the prints in his nails and feet have been left as a reminder to the house of Israel and the world that He has "graven them upon the palms of his hands."