Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fingerprint of God

Isn’t funny how you can know a song forever and then hear it one morning and be struck by it in a completely different way?

I was listening to the song “Fingerprint of God” in the car this morning on my way to drop Charlotte off at day care. I have known this song for a long time and was blithely singing the lyrics when we arrived. I kept humming the chorus to myself as I walked around to get Charlotte. When I saw her, I started singing the chorus to her (no snide comments about my singing now!) and as I sang these lyrics and looked into her eyes she gave me a smile filled with so much delight it near broke my heart. She is the fingerprint of God and there is no other baby just like her.

She is a “living breathing priceless work of art.” I have many works of art on my walls, some of it super cheap and some of it kind of pricey (which still might be cheap by some people’s standards), but none of it is as breathtaking as my daughter. I’ve said before how I am capable of staring at her for hours (if only I had even an hour to just stare!) and it is because she is so captivating.

Here are the partial lyrics to “Fingerprint of God,” sung by Steven Curtis Chapman. I’ll try to come back later and post a link to the song so you can hear it.

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

Never has there been and never again
Will there be another you
Fashioned by God's hand
And perfectly planned
To be just who you are
And what He's been creating
Since the first beat of your heart
Is a living breathing priceless work of art and...

Just look at you
You're a wonder in the making
Oh, and God's not through, no
In fact, He's just getting started and…


  1. Hi There!
    thanks for stopping by at my blog! I love this song.... SC Chapman's lyrics are always powerful and meaningful!
    She's a darling.... enjoy her more everyday!

  2. I try too... but the days go by so fast! I'm glad you came by to visit me back.


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