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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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April 10, 2012 - The Fingerprint of God

By Verinda M. Birdsong

“He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes” (Psalm 147:16, NIV).

If you are a northerner, you may not be surprised by interruptions, days at a time, in the form of a “wintry mix.” Those interruptions were far fewer this past winter, and I’m always ready to welcome spring. But snow still captures my imagination when I contemplate my relationship with God.

I recall the last wintry storm where I now live, in Maryland, and the breathtaking drive through a small town with dipping roads and farmhouses. I marveled at the beautiful white blanket over the ground and woods. I listened to the stillness that only snow brings. As I pondered and looked out at the snow all around me, it came to me that snow is really God’s fingerprint manifested upon the earth.

And snow is a wonderful reminder of God’s infinite creative work throughout humanity. Just as every human fingerprint is unique, so too is every snowflake. Each tiny, frozen filigree is different in shape, size and formation. Yet, coming together in one mass, like a hand, the body of flakes warms the branches and the ground like a wool blanket.

God has created each of us uniquely. What can we as His followers accomplish when we come together in one purpose? What can we do individually to point others to Him? I pray that each of us will be a fingerprint of God for someone today.

— Verinda Birdsong lives in Baltimore, Md., where she is a columnist writing about homelessness. She is committed to sharing her love for God, and she worships at the Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ, Baltimore.



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