The trouble with tattoos is you can’t erase them (easily). Most people spend the rest of the lives entrenching themselves in the defense of the tattoo they got when younger. It’s easier than to own up to an error.
Did you know God’s got a tattoo? Yeah, I didn’t believe it either. But check this out:
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands. — Isaiah 49:16
This means you are God’s permanent possessions, His love. He’s not going back on you.
A friend of mine got married. I don’t know if they got wedding rings, but I see he got his wife’s name tattooed on his arm. This is a younger generation. I love Dianna, but I don’t think I’ll get a tattoo.
But God is so over the top in love with us that He has our name “engraved” — read, “tattooed” — on his palms, right where He’ll see it constantly (although if you want to get technical, this is an anthropomorphism, but the principal is there).
That is an interesting way to look at it–I always thought Jesus was making a reference to the scars in his palms that he chose to get for us. The OT strictly forbade marking up your body.
That could be an interesting interpretation… Hmm. I’ll ponder that one too!
Have only two tats, one one bicep and a butterfly center of chest – a symbol of the risen Christ.
I will never get a tattoo myself…but I am so blessed and honored that God has my name graven on His hands.
I had a dream a while ago and I saw written on my right palm three Hebrew characters and I always wanted to know what it said in English as I assumed it was the “name” of God! Isn’t it awesome that our Father is so BIG that all our names can fit on His Palm!
that is awesome!