Upon His Palms : Spurgeon’s Spoken Word, 11/7
O unbelief, how strange a marvel you are!
We know not which most to wonder at,
the faithfulness of God
or the unbelief of His people.
He keeps His promise
a thousand times,
and yet the next trial
makes us doubt Him.
He never fails; He is never a dry well;
He is never as a setting sun,
a passing meteor, or a melting vapour;
and yet we are as continually vexed
with anxieties, molested with suspicions,
and disturbed with fears, as if our God
were the mirage of the desert. “Behold,”
is a word intended to excite admiration.
Here, indeed, we have a theme for marvelling.
Heaven and earth may well be astonished
that rebels should obtain so great
a nearness to the heart of infinite love
as to be written upon the palms of His hands.
“I have graven you.”It does not say, “Your name.”
The name is there, but that is not all:
“I have graven you.”See the fulness of this!
I have graven your person, your image,
your case, your circumstances,
your sins, your temptations,
your weaknesses, your wants, your works;
I have graven you, everything about you,
all that concerns you; I have put you
Will you ever say again
that your God has forsaken you
when He has graven you