I’ve been feeling rather nostalgic lately as a new season in the life of our family begins. My son is graduating from college and my daughter is graduating from high school. I can’t help but be taken back to the moments of their births and how it seems like just yesterday I was lifting them over my head while they screeched and laughed. And how I tried to soak up every second of their lives. I have to admit…I’m not ready for this change of seasons. I hate to think what I’m going to be like when I give my daughter’s hand in marriage! (20 or 30 years from now… 😉 )
I could not be more proud of my children. God has so richly blessed me by choosing me to be their earthly father. They each have their own talents, gifts and personalities. Each imprinted with their own fingerprints of God. I heard Steven Curtis Chapman’s song “Fingerprints of God” and it led me to write this post. Below is an excerpt from the lyrics. I pray that we all recognize God’s fingerprints; not just on our children, but on everyone we meet.
Never has there been and never again
Will there be another you
Fashioned by God’s hand
And perfectly planned
To be just who you are
And what He’s been creating
Since the first beat of your heart
Is a living, breathing, priceless work of art
Oh I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you,
Yes I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true,
You’re a Masterpiece that all creation quietly applauds
And you’re covered with the fingerprints of God
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.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.