Have you had your fingerprints taken? Besides law enforcement, several critical jobs and out-of-the-ordinary travels require fingerprinting. What’s special about fingerprints?
I learned that:
*Fingerprints are used to identify a person who was at a particular location.
*Fingerprints are used to identify victims of disasters.
*Fingerprints were used as signatures on clay seals during ancient times.
*Fingerprints can be used to unlock your phone (if that capability is available).
*Fingerprints are used as legal signatures in parts of the world when a person is not able to provide their signature.
*Fingerprints do not alter with growth or age.
*Fingerprints are unique to each human being. There are no identical fingerprints (even between identical twins).
The uniqueness of my fingerprints reminds me that God, in His creative genius, has created a unique me. No other person is that identical to me.
This teaches me that:
1. I am very special to God. So much that, as one author wrote, if I was the only sinner on Planet Earth, the Lord Jesus Christ would have come to offer Himself as the sacrifice for me – just me. I am unique.
2. God’s creative mind is way, way, way beyond my comprehension. I can and will never fully comprehend God, neither can you, nor anyone in the universe.
If God is awesome, and He has created a unique me for a unique task, it is my privilege to leave a unique impression on the world. What kind of impression am I making in my world, community, and family? How about you?
Recently a friend sent me a picture of a gorgeous sunset and captioned it ‘The fingerprint of God.’ I agreed. Then I remembered that to admire the fingerprint of God, all I need to do is look at my own fingerprints.
Here’s the Bible’s description of our individual uniqueness: Oh yes, You (God) shaped me first inside, then out; You formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank You, High God—You’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out; You know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before You. (Psalm 139: 13,14, MSG)
Cool fingerprints! Awesome God!!