I am doing a study for 8 weeks called ‘Fingerprints of God’ by Jennifer Rothschild. This week is focused on God creating us as His Masterpiece and on the fact that he sees us, hears us and wants us to recognize His touch in our lives.
When God created the natural world and the animals, He spoke it all into being … He said “Let it be” and it was. When He was ready to create mankind, He took dust from the ground and ‘formed’ man and then He breathed into his nostrils the ‘breath or spirit’ of life. With His voice, He created everything, except us … for us, His masterpiece … He ‘touched’ us. How neat is that? To think that the mighty creator of the world formed mankind into being with His hands! And now, our lives still have His fingerprints on them, we just need to recognize and receive them.
And everyone I meet is created by God’s touch … everyone has some of the ‘image of God’ in them. Even if they are actively denying Him, that doesn’t change the fact that they were created by His touch. I need to honor everyone as a person because they are His creation, even if they don’t recognize Him at this time.
Obviously, I will not agree with or like everything about everyone, so I need to learn how to disagree and yet honor at the same time … help me, Lord.