HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Today is the day traditionally set aside to celebrate romantic love; however, it also encompasses the expression of the love we have for all who are dear to us.
I happened to think about the traces we leave behind everyday as our mark on the world--the unseen traces, that is.
We don't consciously think about the invisible marks we leave, probably as infrequently as we think about the approximate 23,040 breaths we take in every 24 hours. Imagine, though, what it would be like if your fingerprints showed up in red (or another color) on everything you touched? That would be quite a sight, wouldn't it?
Isn't it amazing to think that our Creator gave each of us a distinct, unique set of fingerprints, ones that cannot be matched to any other other person on this planet? If we were subject to being found, it wouldn't be too difficult for authorities to find plenty of physical evidence on us.
In addition to the physical evidence we leave, what if our hearts left a "print" every time we expressed love, care, sympathy, or concern for others? I like to think of these as "Heartprints." If they showed up visibly (let's say in red), imagine what our world would look like? And what would your own corner of the world look like?
We can only hope that our Heartprints would be even more numerous than the fingerprints we leave behind each day. Picture a world stamped with Heartprints--might it look like a giant Valentine?
Speaking of the world, I cannot help but speak of our Creator, the Father above, the God of all creation, the Lord of Lords, the Alpha, the Omega, our Counselor and Redeemer, who long ago set His fingerprint, His Heartprint, upon each of us. We have been marked as His Own, unseen evidence that we were created for Him, and by Him.
May you have a Blessed day, one filled with love!