Friday, June 19, 2009

Fingerprint Fridays...

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 its 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.

As many of you know I do not like (major, major understatement) thunderstorms BUT I do love the rain... as long as it's Texas rain. In Texas (especially South Central Texas) we do not believe in rain during the summer (except 2 years ago when I was threatening to build an ark, it seriously rained for 3 months, every single day), we live with drought conditions, water restrictions, and the blazing hot sun! So, when that occasional summer shower decides it wants to share it's self with us it's a welcomed surprise! Now, the rain might be welcomed but the humidity and heat that comes next is not fun, at all! I know, I know... I grew up in Kansas, how can I complain about 40% humidity when up there it's more like 80%?!?! Well, after many, many years here it's still bad and we are usually fighting about the same temperatures, we are just drier. ANYWAY!

I see God's fingerprints in the rain, the rain that everyone just stops and looks at because it's been soooo long since we have had any. I see His fingerprints in the trees, grass and flowers after this rain. Everything just seems to pop back up, get some color again and not look so sad! This usually only last for a little while, but for that little amount of time it's amazing to see His creations, His rain again and remember that He will provide us with that "drink of water" when we need it the most, just like He does for this other creations, even if it's just a little drink, so to remind us that He is here, watching after us and He will always take care of us, we just need to keep our faith in Him!

(Picture taken from the Internet from *someday I will finally get my camera battery charged and pictures uploaded from these past couple of months and I will take my own pictures as well!!!)


  1. Pretty photo. I like soft peaceful rain and yes, it is something to be thankful. We've been having noisy thunderstorm almost every afternoon this summer. Yesterday there were HUGE lightning streaks in the sky as I was driving home from work, showing God's awesome beauty and scary power at the same time.

    ♥ Happy Fingerprint Friday! ♥

  2. i understand about the rain! i grew up in the desert in southern california... and now live in alabama where there's plenty of rain & humidity... yet i still LOVE it when it rains!

  3. i live in Scotland we have no choice but"like" the rain!!! : )

  4. I enjoy the rain too..not thunderstorms very much. Funny, today it is raining very hard and I was taking pictures, trying to catch the drops.
    The picture you have up is beautiful and really caught them.
    Wonderful fingerprint.

  5. i love that photo! There is nothing like falling asleep with the windows open and having a 'nice' (like you I don't like severe Thunderstorms or tornado watches) rain falling outside!

  6. That's cool!

    I love how everything perks back up after the rain. And those crazy humid Kansas days? Yeah, we're going through them now. Ick.