Friday, March 20, 2009

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 you're 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. Hopefully this will make us look at things through fresh eyes throughout the week!
Just when I think I have God figured out He surprises me again.
Just when I think the impact of Cora's story has reached it's limit, I'm proven wrong.
God just continues to use this baby girl again and again to reach more and more people!
I had the chance to visit with Jess the other day and she told me she was nervous because she'd done an interview with our local paper and she was curious how the story would turn out. It turned out exactly how God wanted it! You can read it here.
Then Thursday Jess got a call from a local television station wanting to do a story.
She and her husband prayed about it and decided it was okay. And again it turned out exactly as God wanted it! You can see their news story here.

Why am I surprised again and again? Why do I put limits on God and think he's done all the work possible through this story? He is limitless! He is such an awesome God!

Please continue to keep Joel and Jessica in your prayers as they follow God. They are generally quiet people and I know all this attention might be uncomfortable. All this at a time when they're still aching with empty arms and broken hearts. But they are faithful. They know and feel God daily. He is a big and mighty God. And his fingerprints are all over this situation.


Anonymous said...

"God's fingerprints are all over this situation"

Indeed, they are.

Great post.

PS I might make a sign for my kitchen with that quote on it...

artsyclay said...

One of my spiritual mentors taught me that God can bring blessing out of any situation, no matter how difficult. So true!

Rebekah said...

It is so wonderful when people invite God into their grief and difficult situations - He can do amazing things when we do.

Lovely daffodil, too :)

Rosebud Collection said...

I can't even imagine the pain that they went and are going through..I know God is using them for His good and giving them the blessings to go on..Bless them all..
The flower is so beautiful and put up at the right time..Daffodil Days..

Southern Traditions Boutique said...

I continue to pray for them everyday! Thanks for keeping us in the loop with what's going on.

I love the daffodil! So beautiful :)

Have a blessed weekend Beki!

Jill said...

I watched the the piece about them on the news, it was great!! I continue to think about them everyday and wonder how hard it must be for them. I admire their strength and faith in God. God does do great things through tragedy!!

Beadin By The Sea said...

Thanks for sharing this Beki. Both news articles were outstanding especially the local one. I can just imagine high school boys wearing pink shoelaces!

You are right about how we act surprised when God does something huge like this. I don't know why we do, our human nature is to try to fix things ourselves and when we can't, we think "Well all we can do is pray" as if we've given up. Prayer is incredibly powerful and in reality it's God who is control.

Carrie said...

Thank you for this wonderful idea!

Our God is an awesome one!

Lisa Holman of XSBaggage and Co. said...

Such wonderful words Beki. I can't imagine the heartache they are going through, but God can. And I trust He is holding them close in His arms.

littlebird said...

yay for such pretty daffodils : )

have a good week.

Micah said...

You don't know me, but I found you through the Mac's blog. I've been following them since I heard in a round about way about Cora. No one could beat your fingerprint story today! God is working in so many amazing ways through Jess and Joel. They are an inspiration to so many! Thanks for hosting this!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful fingerprint story! I have been touched by their strength and their faith. Their faith has brought me closer to God and made my faith stronger.

God works in mysterious ways but he truly is awesome!

kraftykash said...

Happy Friday! Happy Spring! I hope you and the kiddos had a nice break. :)

Katie said...

I have been following your Fingerprint Friday for a few weeks now and just started to add it to my blog. Thank you for allowing us to follow along.

Unknown said...

I love that song! It definitely makes you think about God's fingerprints and taking more time to see them! :)