Fingerprints

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3 1/2 year old Layla came to visit us on Mother’s Day.  She went through every inch of Papa and Nana’s new Nashville home!  It was a much needed visit with her, her sister, my twin daughters, and son-in-law.  After they headed back to Kentucky, I was tidying up when I came across multiple sets of tiny fingerprints.  They were on the furniture, doors, and especially the glass topped dining room table.

I hadn’t realized how much I had missed those fingerprints!  I had gone nearly 3 weeks without smudges!

As I was reluctantly wiping away the last prints, I had to smile and think of what they represented- they were lingering symbols of our times together:  the hugs, laughter, exuberance, and love of a special little girl.

Does God smile when he sees our fingerprints on places He approves, especially when we are spending time with Him and doing His work?  I’ve made a list of some such places:

                                    *on the pages of our Bible

                                    *on the pew at church

                                     *on an altar

                                     *on the doorknob of someone in need

                                     *on the telephone while checking on someone

                                     *on the bedrail of a patient at a hospital or nursing home

                                     *on the radio or CD, tuning in Christian music

                                     *on a serving ladle at a soup kitchen

                                     *on the keyboard as we lift up and encourage others

The list is endless and individual to us all as we daily walk with the Lord!

May we all leave our fingerprints somewhere special today!

Donna Coffey

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2 Comments

  1. Shelly Johns
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Donna, what a wonderful message! Thank you, dear heart, for these sweet sweet words.

  2. Peggy Puckett
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    I can relate. Thank you for reminding me.

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