Monday, May 4, 2009

Fingerprint Fridays

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From Beci's Blog:
There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
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
So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in - Go to Becki's Blog!
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This week for Fingerprint Friday I have seen the finger print of God not in nature, or in a child but in famous R&B (I think that is the kind of music she preforms) singer Beyonce Knowles. I was listing to Pandora hoping another one of her songs would come on but this song did instead and it couldn't have been more perfect.

*I'm sorry that this ended up being so long but I had to explain the story*

The song Halo was the song that came on and it's perfect. I will put the words and link the video for it was well, the video is pretty amazing live if you ask me but I just like to listen to the words as I sit here writing about how it has managed to change my day today.

This past Sunday was my last Sunday working in my Church nursery. I have decided that it was long past due for myself to get back into actually going to Church (or big Church as all the kids call it). I have been working at my church (yes, I'm actually a member of this church as well as a worker) since 2004 and have gone through many ups and downs along the way, but I always knew that I could walk into any of the rooms, look at any of the children in that room and know that I could over come anything. That is what the unconditional love of a child does for me, they show me that anything is possible, that it's alright to question anything if you don't understand, and the simplest answers might actually make the most sense for the hardest questions. I have grown to love every child I have meet, even if it was only for a minute, they touched my heart in ways they will never know. It was so hard to turn in that letter telling my bosses that I need to move on, away from something that made me so comfortable away from something that always brought me joy. I loved that the parents trusted me with the children even it was for just a very short hour but to leave a child with someone you do not know except for a short time once a week can not be a easy task. BUT I grew relationships with these parents as well as the kids, I could see that they knew me, that they knew I would love their child for the very short hour I had them in my care and I would answer all their questions as much as I could, with those simple answers to those hard questions.

On Sunday as the hour drew closer to an end and I knew this is the last time I would hold these children I felt a comfort at the same time. I know that I'm not leaving the Church forever, I will actually be back next Sunday, right down the hall in the big Church. I will be listening to God tell me my next path in life, I will be looking for God to show me the unconditional love that he has for me (the same kind of love I have for all the kids), I will be reintroducing God into my life. Now, please don't get me wrong, I KNOW God loves me unconditional, I KNOW he only shows me the right path... but I NEED to see these things and that is what I am planning on doing starting that past Sunday when I said good-bye to one chapter of my life. I have always been a Christian, I grew up in the Catholic Church, went to Catholic schools my whole life and when I moved to San Antonio I decided to be reconfirmed as an Episcopalian. I love my church, I love the people in my Church and I love that God in there, I can feel him around me when I'm there. I have always prayed, I read the bible in school (Catholic school for 15 years), and I always know he is by my side. BUT I also believe that if your relationship with God is great then everything else will fall into his hands, if they are in his hands then you are following his will and things will happen the way they are supposed to happen (not always the way you see fit or how you want but how he sees fit and what he wants). ANYWAY, to make this a little longer (sorry), I have been dreading this next Sunday but also looking forward to it. It's going to be my first Sunday going to find my way with God and Jesus the way they see fit but to make it a little bit sweeter my boyfriend and his mom will be there with me, I couldn't have asked for a better Sunday to re find myself with God and Jesus.

I don't know if you will hear the same thing that I did in this song but isn't that the joy of music. Everyone can listen to a song and it can mean so many different things to each and every one of them. So, finally the end of this post :) Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!!

Halo lyrics
Songwriters: Bogart, Evan Kidd; Knowles, Beyonce Gisselle; Tedder, Ryan Benjamin;

Remember those walls I built
Well, baby they're tumbling down
And they didn't even put up a fight
They didn't even make up a sound

I found a way to let you in
But I never really had a doubt
Standing in the light of your halo
I got my angel now

It's like I've been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin'
It's the risk that I'm takin'
I ain't never gonna shut you out

Everywhere I'm looking now
I'm surrounded by your embrace
Baby I can see your halo
You know you're my saving grace

You're everything I need and more
It's written all over your face
Baby I can feel your halo
Pray it won't fade away

I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo

Hit me like a ray of sun
Burning through my darkest night
You're the only one that I want
Think I'm addicted to your light

I swore I'd never fall again
But this don't even feel like falling
Gravity can't forget
To pull me back to the ground again

Feels like I've been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin'
The risk that I'm takin'
I'm never gonna shut you out

Everywhere I'm looking now
I'm surrounded by your embrace
Baby I can see your halo
You know you're my saving grace

You're everything I need and more
It's written all over your face
Baby I can feel your halo
Pray it won't fade away

I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo

I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
Halo, halo

Everywhere I'm looking now
I'm surrounded by your embrace
Baby I can see your halo
You know you're my saving grace

You're everything I need and more
It's written all over your face
Baby I can feel your halo
Pray it won't fade away

I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo

I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo


© B-DAY PUBLISHING; EMI APRIL MUSIC INC.;





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From Beci's Blog:
There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
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
So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in - Go to Becki's Blog!
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7 comments:

  1. I hope you will find many blessings in going back to big Church. Happy Fingerprint Friday!

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  2. I also LOVE that song! I am sure you will have a blessed and happy Sunday!

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  3. A new season in life is so hard to accept and then walk into. Kuddos to you for being sensitive and willing!

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  4. I wish you many blessings as you set out on the new path that God has set before you.

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  5. I've never heard that song, I'll have to make it a point to! You will not regret moving forward - only if you chose to stay put.

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  6. Many blessings to you as you move forward with the path that God has for you.

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  7. God bless you as you move forward!

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