Fingerprints Of God
by: Dana Huffman
"I like your office," my husband said smiling. "I was looking around and noticed how it has your fingerprints all over it." Prompted by this remark I went upstairs and tried to see just how my office reflected me. Photos of family members showed how I desire a connection with loved ones far away. Ceramic ballet shoes proclaimed me a dreamer and a dancer at heart. A basket of sewing projects revealed how I enjoy creating. Books proved me a lover of stories. And a beanbag chair testified that a part of me will never grow up.
Just as my invisible qualities are made known by the items in my office, so are God's invisible qualities seen in His creation. The sun that rises every morning announces God's faithfulness and declares His desire to shine light into our darkness. Baby birds, baby deer and baby people show how God loves new life. Bright green plants springing up from fire-ravaged lands prove that God brings beauty from ashes. Rain that falls from the sky, runs into rivers, and evaporates back into clouds proclaims God a master designer. The countless sands of the seas remind you and me of how often God thinks about us. The trees that strain heavenward from steep rocky banks and fragile hummingbirds that travel hundreds of miles back to their same summer home shout; "nothing is too hard for God!"
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities— his eternal power and divine nature--- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. Romans 1:20 (NIV)
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