"If you had to get a tattoo, where would you get it and what would it be?" Have you ever been asked that in one of those 20 Questions type of games? I always have a hard time answering. I guess I'm just not a tattoo kind of gal.
I remember when my two sisters went together and both got tattoos. My feelings were a little hurt that they didn't invite me. "You'd never get a tattoo!" they exclaimed. They were right. But it still would have been nice to be invited.
While some Christians are strongly against tattoos, others equally for them. Leviticus 19:28 says,“‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD," but even that is up to your interpretation. Some say we aren't under the Old Testament laws anymore, so it no longer matters. Others say the verse means not to tattoo the names of your dead on yourself, but does not forbid other tattoos.
But the other day, I read a verse in Isaiah 44:5, and realized what tattoo I wanted. The verse says, "others will write on their hand, ‘The LORD’s.'" THE LORD'S. I love that. How wonderful to have a constant reminder tattooed on my hand that I could always see. THE LORD'S. Reminding me who I belong to, who I represent, and who died for me.
Did you know the Lord also has my name tattooed on his hand? In Isaiah 49:16 God says, "I have engraved you on the palms of my hands." The Amplified Bible puts it this way, " I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands."
Just imagine that on my hand is tattooed "The Lord's" and on His hand is tattooed, "Kelly." I love that image. He is our forever God, written in permanent ink.
So, about my new tattoo...truth is, I didn't get one. I'm still not the tattoo type. Besides the complete verse in Isaiah 44:5 says, "Some will say, ‘I belong to the LORD’; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still others will write on their hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and will take the name Israel."
I guess I'm more the type to just say, "I belong to the LORD." And I do. Do you?