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  • Writer's pictureMary Herschberger

God's Fingerprints...

Updated: Feb 12, 2021

“You watched me as I was being formed in the utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Everyday of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (Psalms 139: 15-16 NLT)


Did you know God will sometimes impress on your heart a specific concept or image over and over again? Lately the concept God has put in front of me is that of a fingerprint. We all have them. Each one is intricately unique and explicitly beautiful. It shows the power of God’s magnificent creation! Imagine This… of the billions of lives that have been formed in a mother’s womb all over the world, not one single person has the exact same fingerprint.


You may be thinking by now, “Why in the world is she writing about fingerprints?” Well, allow me to explain. We each leave a ripple effect in other’s lives, and much like the lines used to identify fingerprints, they move outward. The things we do touch the lives of those around us. When I think about this and the magnitude of it all, it is beyond my comprehension! And when I consider that every day, I have an opportunity to touch the lives of so many people… It can be my family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and people I meet on the street or at the grocery store. It can be when we feed the hungry, when we visit those who are sick, and give clothes to those in need. When we give water to those who are thirsty and when we visit those in prison. Each day we are leaving fingerprints behind on the hearts and lives of those we know and serve. To me this is phenomenal!


Each one of us is very moldable. We are like clay and I can see fingerprints of others in my life. I see how they have influenced me in so many ways. Some of those fingerprints have not always pushed me closer to the heart of God and I’ve had to say no to those fingerprints. I have a choice whose fingerprints I allow to touch my life. But ultimately the fingerprints I want the most in my life are the Master Potter’s fingerprints!


God came down to earth wrapped Himself in human clothes and walked among us, so that He could touch our very lives. You see when God touches us, He leaves His fingerprints. The fingerprints of God in our lives serve two purposes, they reveal His character and the fingerprints of God remind us of His presence.


Think about this… What must it have been like when Jesus walked among mankind?

What were the fingerprints of God like in human form? Think about how that must have revealed His character to those He interacted with… Like Peter when he was walking on the water, The Disciples when they heard His voice, When He healed the sick, the blind and the deaf, Mary when she sat at Jesus’ feet and served Him. That fingerprint must have reminded these people of God’s presence in their lives.


God touches us and our lives are covered with His fingerprints as well. When God touches us, we also experience intimate personal relationship with Him. He brings us shelter, and He will guide us. His touch is ultimately that of a nail scarred hand that reached all the way from heaven into my heart and your heart. His touch and fingerprints have redeemed us. Just like the hand of a potter on clay, His touch uses gentle pressure as He shapes, molds, and refines us into His image. The touch and fingerprints of God can change everything in our lives.


Whose Fingerprints have influenced your life? Have there been fingerprints that you have had to say no to? Have you allowed the fingerprints of God to change you so that you can become who He created you to be?


God knows everything about us, every single day of our lives are recorded in His book.

We are His chosen children, and we are Loved and Redeemed. We are a walking masterpiece of God’s creativity, perfection and love. His fingerprints are all over our being and He identifies us as His very own.


Friends I don’t know about you…but I want to leave God’s fingerprints on the people near and dear to His heart, (i.e. The destitute, the poor, the lonely, the wanderer, the orphan, the forsaken, the needy, the afflicted, the brokenhearted) Because He has left His fingerprints on me! Will you join me in leaving the fingerprints of God in the lives of those you meet?

Choosing His Fingerprints today,

Mary


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