Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fingerprints of God


My oldest daughter, Hannah, turns TWELVE today ~ it seems like only yesterday when she came into this world. Just the fact that I have been chosen to be a mother is a miracle! You see, my doctors had told me for years prior to my pregnancy that getting pregnant would be close to impossible. I had a miscarriage prior to Hannah, John and I were completely devastated! How could I possibly bear to hope again. Then it happened...

I was driving home from work on an ordinary day ~ the radio was on and I was going over a list of things to do in my mind ~ then I heard a voice. The voice said in a firm but loving voice ~
"You are pregnant ~ do you believe?"
Thinking I was hearing things, I turned off the radio and listened..again, I heard the same question,
"You are pregnant ~ do you believe?"
Steadying my voice, I said out loud ~
"I BELIEVE!"
Then I laughed out loud ~ What an awesome God ~ knowing that I was brokenhearted He had sent one of his messengers to deliver the good news to me. To test my faith even more, a couple of weeks later when it came time to take a pregnancy test ~ it was NEGATIVE. I smiled and replayed the voice in my head ~ Do you believe? Of course I do! The next month, when I had a positive test and a visit from my doc I found out that I was indeed NINE weeks pregnant already.

The song below is dedicated to Hannah ~ from the very second I learned that I would be her mom, I knew that she would be covered with the fingerprints of God.
Fingerprints of God ~ Steven Curtis Chapman

I can see the tears filling your eyes
And I know where they're coming from
They're coming from a heart that's broken in two
By what you don't see
The person in the mirror
Doesn't look like a magazine
Oh but when I look at you
It's clear to me

That 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 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

Just look at you
You're a wonder in the making
And God's not through
In fact, He's just getting started!


2 comments:

Jai said...

happy happy birth-day to dear hannah and her loving mom. thanks for sharing this lacie. xox

Trish said...

Lacie thank you so much for this..I remember when I misscarried before my daughter. It was the worst day of our lives. When we found out we were gonna have another baby. The drs. siad to expect a baby with lots of problems not over 5lbs..When Lydia was born she was 8lbs an 2oz..an from that day on I needed a song to fit her an my son..This song does that..Thank you so much for sharing..
trisha