We were talking about vacations and someone remarked, “You weren’t on that trip.” They had forgotten that I was there. I made no reply, but it hurt to be forgotten, ignored or overlooked. All of us forget things, even important matters occasionally. It is a cliché for men who forget their wedding anniversary, to be in the dog house. As believers we are part of Israel, grafted into the living growing fruitful olive tree of God’s children. (Rom. 11: 11-18). We share in the citizenship of Israel as children of God to and through whom God’s promises are fulfilled. (Eph. 2: 12; Rom. 9: 6-8). However, that was not enough. God knew that we would feel abandoned and affirmed that He will never forget us, “But Zion said, ‘The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.’ ‘Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may
forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.’ ” (Isaiah 49: 14-16).
Your name is engraved on the palms of God’s hands! You are very valuable to God, but He has not locked you away. Instead He has given you life eternal, a life that will not end but continue to grow and be fruitful. Your destiny is unlimited, just as the Father gives the Spirit without limit. (John 3: 34). Your future is certain, your destiny is to become evermore conformed into the image of Yeshua. The Word of God, Yeshua, is written on your heart, the innermost part of your being. God has poured out His love into our heart through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. (Rom. 5: 5).
Everything you are and hope for will be fulfilled in Yeshua. The apostle Paul asked God that you might know the truth of it. “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” (Eph. 1: 18-23).