Tuesday, January 12, 2010

God's Fingerprints

My wife and I were watching a PBS program on hummingbirds the other day. I was intrigued by the facts that were presented: about migration (some species more than 5,000 miles a year), about number of times they flapped their wings (12-90 times per second), and about weight (Bee Hummingbird: .07 ounces).

Most of all I was impressed by the iridescent colors of their feathers. (My, do I sound like a simple 'bird watcher', as opposed to the 'expert birder' that my wife is? - "Hey Elaine, look at them pretty feathers!")

As I watched the show, I was struck with a thought:

Even on one of the smallest of creatures, God leaves His fingerprints.

Each species of hummingbird was unique in its color and beauty. Each had their own unique mannerisms and habits. And each one reminded me that God creates life and sustains life.

So I conclude that there is beauty in even the smallest of things. (Even if it's them pretty feathers.) All created things bear the marks of their Creator. Even you.

How did God leave His fingerprints on you?

2 comments:

pag said...

A sense of humor. I bet Jesus had a good one. Just trying to be like him on that score.

Brad Lewis said...

Great perspective Phil! Thanks for reminding us that a sense of humor is God-given.