God's Fingerprints in Your Life

God's Fingerprints in Your Life

by Alia Fisher

Right now the only thing we get to see of God are his “fingerprints,” those moments when we recognize clearly that God has spoken or even moved on our behalf!  Why would he give us those glimpses? 

 

Clearly, God wants to be tangible to us!  He longs for the day when we can see him face to face and interact with him the way he first intended.  Thus in the meantime, he loves to give us tangible gifts of his presence!  We celebrate the greatest of these gifts at Christmas-time, when God became tangible to the world as a human being.  God chose to appear in the flesh, giving us a hands-on view of who he is. 

 

So what did Jesus show us of God when he was here?  Jesus loved to have the children come close to him, and I bet he pulled them close and hugged them.  He actually WANTED to touch the lepers and the unclean people.  He wiped away tears.  He anointed his followers with oil.  He washed people’s dirty feet.  And if afraid, Jesus would have held their hands. 

 

If the Father could be with us right now, he would touch us in countless ways!  His love and care would be evidenced through his hands!  The scriptures give us glimpses into the ways that God uses his hands to intervene in our lives.  In the Garden of Eden, he took pity on Adam and Eve and made them clothes to cover their shame, like a mother would clothe her children.  He yearns to do these kinds of tactile loving gestures for us, even if we can currently only recognize him through his fingerprints.  One day we will get to experience him in his loving fullness.  But we can rest assured that even now, we are truly cradled in his hands!   

 

God’s hands:

Made us..For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13)

 

Bless usYou prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.  You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows (Ps. 23:5)

 

Empower usYou give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great (Ps. 18:35)

 

Guide useven there your hand will guide me. Your right hand will hold me fast (Ps. 139:10)

 

Care for us Arise Lord! Lift up your hand, oh God.  Do not forget the helpless (Ps. 10:12)

 

Applaud usYou welcome me with rich blessings and place a crown of pure gold on my head (Ps.21:3)

 

Reduce our fearEven though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me (Ps.23:4)

 

Rescue usHe reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters (Ps. 18:16)

 

Comfort usThe Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from my face (Is. 25:8)

 

Uphold usThough I stumble, I will not fall, for the Lord upholds me with his hand (Ps. 37:24)

 

Fight for usArise, O Lord! Deliver me, O my God!  Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked (Ps. 3:7)

 

Carry usSave your people and bless your inheritance;be our shepherd and carry us forever (Ps. 28:9)

 

Hold usYou hem me in-behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me (Ps. 139:5)

 

Protect usKeep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings (Ps. 17:8)

 

Heal usWhen the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them (Luke 4:40)

 

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Dr. Wyatt Fisher is a believer, psychologist, and owner of ChristianCrush.com, which aims to be the most authentic platform on the web for believers to connect and develop God-honoring relationships.

 

 

 

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Comments (4)

We only see a glimpse of Jesus now. It is like looking in a dim or foggy mirror but when Jesus returns we will know and understand everything just like Jesus knows and understands everything about us now.
By on February 3, 2014 @ 7:29pm MT 56

Dr. WyattAmen Courtney....well said!
By Dr. Wyatt on February 4, 2014 @ 1:27pm MT

He is my comforter and He is my provider....I am continuing to pray for His will in my life. John 16:33 In Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world! Thank you, this was a great reminder of who God is... God Bless~
By on February 2, 2014 @ 11:48am MT 56
Dr. WyattThank you trmac...I always appreciate your positive comments and reflections.
By Dr. Wyatt on February 2, 2014 @ 9:05pm MT

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