baby hand in parent palmAll year I’ve been making the case that all of creation bears the fingerprints of the Creator. Our theme verse for the year has been, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 NIV)

Creation declares the glory of God.

But the ultimate evidence of God’s fingerprints on creation happened when His Son came as a baby and lived among us. God put on human fingerprints and revealed His divine nature and eternal power in day to day physical interactions. Jesus spoke truth and loved every bit of flawed humanity. He exerted His authority over creation by calming the storm, healing the blind/deaf/lame, and raising the dead. Jesus experienced the emotional highs and lows of friendship before offering Himself as a sacrifice to redeem us back into right relationship with God.

Jesus’ very real fingerprints show He loved us enough to humble Himself from heavenly prestige to human pettiness, all so He could relate to our weaknesses, temptations, and pain … and then re-create hearts and lives by restoring them to the plan the Creator always intended.

So, this Christmas season, I’m ending my exploration of what creation declares about God with the vivid reminder that God didn’t stay at a distance. Creation declares that God became flesh and lived among us.

What about you? What does Christmas mean to you? Can you imagine Jesus leaving sticky fingerprints behind as a child? Muddy fingerprints on the face of the blind man He healed? Bloody fingerprints on the cross?

Creation Declares – God’s Fingerprints (Part Two)
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