Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fingerprint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of god
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of god
And I know its true
Youre a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And youre covered with the fingerprints of god

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in.

1. Blog with your interpretation of God's fingerprints. Be sure to link back here so others can find the entire list of participants!
2. After you've posted your blog, sign the Mr. Linky below. Have fun exploring the other links as well!
Please only sign in if you're participating and sharing pics. Hopefully this will make us look at things through fresh eyes throughout the week!
Sadly, Steven Curtis Chapman's family suffered a tragic loss this week when their 5 year old daughter, Maria, was accidentally ran over and killed. It was a horrible tragic accident. Maria is the one in her daddy's lap here.

Steven Curtis Chapman has had a big impact on my life. The Man and I have been to see him in concert several times. One of his songs was sung at our wedding. I've seen the passion in his eyes as he talks about his family and the call he and his wife have for adoption.

Only God knows why something like this can happen and only God can see the Chapmans through this, granting them a peace that passes all understanding. This week, I'm reminded of God's fingerprints in his faithful followers.

For sweet little Maria who is now in the arms of Jesus, a hot pink flower like any princess should have.

If you'd like to leave a message of hope or encouragement you can click here to see the Chapman's family blog.


babyhoot. said...

I too love SCC and was so saddened by the news today. (I have a 6 and 4 year old, and can see how accidents happen too) I've been trying to think how to blog about this, you've done an excellent job. I love the flower.

AuntDsHandcrafts said...

How sad and tragic :( This is a wonderful tribute to Maria!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a sad story..I heard about this on the radio..Hope my little tribute does honor to them..What a beautiful blog you did..

Anonymous said...

This is so deeply, deeply sad!
SCC's music was an important part of a rough patch in my life, and I admire his faith and his commitment to family so much. I definitely see God's fingerprint on Steven.
I also have an 18 yr old son and "new" driver, so ...I don't know... I can feel the pain of their entire family. I know God will hold and comfort them; I wish I could, too.

artsyclay said...

I too heard about this on our local Christian radio station. It is unimaginable to think about what the family is going through and the guilt their son must be feeling. I am keeping them in my prayers.

Beautiful flower, Beki!

Cathy Hengst Photography said...

Beautfiful Beki! Thank you again for starting this. I look forward to each Friday morning and think it is a great way to start a day seeing the fingerprints of God, you are a special person.

The flower picture is stunning. Perfect for a little girl.

Angie Seaman said...

I am just sick over their loss. It upsets me so much. I cannot even fathom it. Great post though Beki.
Blessings, Angie Seaman

The Ol' Abbot said...

We need not know the purpose,
We need not forget the pain,
We need not give rise to anger,
For we will be joined again.

Sew Gracious said...

I heard about the Chapman's tragic loss. My heart breaks for them. May they gain strength from their faith.

Anonymous said...

5 steps from Grief to Grace is my advice to the Chapmans – and to you. You may read here: