I think one of the greatest Christmas presents we ever gave both sets of parents where plates that the boys made, well they didn’t make the plates but they did put their hand prints on them. The plates are out all year round even though it says Merry Christmas. You look at finger prints and you see life.
Here at the Vineyard we gather as a community of faith from different backgrounds but with one thing in common; all wounded healers touched by the mercy and compassion of God. The fingerprint of God is evident no matter how different our journey has been.
The Man With Leprosy (Mt 8)
1 When he came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. 2 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." 3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy. Jesus was willing to reach out in compassion and touch people.
Let’s do Church around loving God and loving people, people who are like us and are not like us.
The language of God is relationship.
Acts 4:30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus."
Would you be willing to leave Gods fingerprints on those who need to be pointed on the path of love.