A Grateful Daughter – Fingerprints

 

Vessels Ministry Handprints in Colors

 

 

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. (Ephesians 1: 3-5)

Have you ever stopped to think about all those people who have touched your life?   We have all been impacted by people in positive and sometimes negative ways by those we have encountered along the way during the course of our life journey.

Sometimes we forget to remember.

Perhaps your parents, your dad, your, mother, your sister, your brother, your daughter, your son, your grandchildren, your aunt, your uncle, your cousin, your niece, your nephew, your friends, your in-laws, your neighbors, your boss, your coworker, your ( you fill in the blank), a merchant, and yes, especially a stranger.

Sometimes we forget to remember.

Just as the bees and the butterflies pollenate the flowers, people also can influence and transform our own souls into flowing and beautiful gardens in the sowing of the seeds.

Sometimes we forget to remember that it did not all begin in the garden – in Eden you know. When the earth was touched by Satan and it was he who touched the life of Eve, and Eve the life of Adam. You know that story. But God tells us it all began before Eden, before the foundation of this world. We are not random, a serendipity, a coincidence. God has a plan and in that plan he has a purpose for each and all of our lives. There is a reason in every season of our lives and not a single touch is random.

I think about those people. The ones who touched my life, and I think about all those people, and how I may have touched their own. It can be a convicting remembrance.   What fingerprints did I leave on the lives of others? Did I touch them with good, or in harmful a way.  Was it the print God intended for me to leave, or did I smear my prints in willful disobedience.

Yet it is God who touches the life of all and in Him there is remembrance in all good things. His fingerprints are clean and sure. They leave no smears. He does not make mistakes and in his mercy he will forget to remember our own. So how will you touch the lives of others?  What fingerprints will you leave behind? What gardens will you sow when you touch the lives of others?  Will you forget to remember?

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