"For we are His workmanship [His
own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn
from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used]
for good works, which God prepared [for us]
beforehand [taking paths which He set],
so that we would walk in
them [living the good life which He
prearranged and made ready for us."
Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)
There are fingerprints on the wall, and the windows too…AGAIN.
Those are the small reminders that this house does real life. No matter how
much you go out of your way to make sure their little hands are washed after
they come in from playing in the dirt, or how often cleaning up time actually
happens, there they are. Breathe. Take a moment to stop and ponder. Those
little fingerprints were created with love while their bodies were still being
formed, go several layers deep, and no other person in the world has a matching
one. They are daily reminders that no other person in all of the world is the
same as your little one…or you.
As you were formed, God created you intricately so that not one
person is the same - from your innermost spirit out to your unique
fingerprints. Fingerprints are the mark we leave behind somewhere. It marks
what we have done and where we have been. It is the same way with your legacy.
No one can leave a legacy quite like the one you do both on your families and
those around you. Your little nuances were created and designed for the life
God wanted to give to only you. They are intricate and unchanging. In the
same way, our children are engraved upon our hearts making us mothers forever.
Fingerprints are small, unassuming, intricate, yet incredibly hard
to remove or erase. Fingerprints are resilient having the ability to grow back
after damage from being burned or rubbed raw. In this way, they mirror our
ability to pick ourselves back up after the trials that come our way.
Amazingly, our fingerprints last longer than our lives. This too can turn our
hearts to remembering that our Creator’s love surpasses all limits of time. No
matter what we do, it is consistent and lasting. He will never disappear
or leave us. He is with us in every season of motherhood and of life.
Because we are created by Him, we have His “fingerprints” upon our lives too.
Every person enjoying a hobby where they create - writing, sewing, painting,
programming, cooking, singing, for instance - has a signature or uniqueness
that marks their work, often a signature, style or mark placed upon it with a
meaning. We imitate our Creator in this. His image and likeness is imprinted
upon us so that we can know Him, love Him and out of this overflow, love
others. It is an invitation for us to be the hands of God. We have the
opportunity to touch people with His love. He places people in your path that
need His touch and who need to experience it in a way only you can give
We were all made for a purpose, a reason, a time. You touch
lives in a way only you can, and as a mother this can feel heavy some days. How
we choose to live our life throughout each moment of our day leaves marks which
over time. Embracing who we were created and designed to be, allowing it to
shape us, leaning into God with the help of the Holy Spirit and Word as He
reveals His purposes in and through us is what will leave a lasting, beautiful
legacy like fingerprints on glass but instead they remain on the hearts and
lives of those we’ve touched.