For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Our youngest granddaughter, Alexandra Nancy, just turned three months old toward the end of October. As I treasure the photos my daughter, Sarah, has sent to me, it makes me wonder: What did Virginia Rose and Savannah Jane look like at that tender age?
To my Picture Directory, I go, hunting for the right folders (and there are so many!) where photos of the older girls can be found. After a focused search, I hit pay dirt.
Wow! Who would have thought three sisters could look so different from one another? I stand in awe and amazement at God's endless creativity and blessings.
And as I gaze at their precious faces, I'm reminded of the praise song, Fingerprints of God, by Stephen Curtis Chapman. Listen here! These are the lyrics that immediately pop into my head:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you.
I can see the fingerprints of God,
And I know it's true.
You're the masterpiece that all creation
And you're covered with
The fingerprints of God.
Yes, I see God's handiwork all over our darling grand-girls. Each one is a masterpiece in her own right. Each one unique. Fearfully and wonderfully made.
And it is with a heart overflowing with love and gratitude, I give thanks and praise to the Father who created them.
Wouldn't this world be a better place if we recognized and honored the fingerprints of God in every person we meet?
Prayer: Father, You have fearfully and wonderfully made each and every one of us. We are Your children, and we are loved by You. Let us see Your fingerprints in the faces of all the persons we meet in life, and treat them as the masterpieces they are. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.