One day, I was sitting in my car looking in to the rear view mirror, and I thought… People often associate our fingerprints with how God has designed us, ie. being uniquely his and one of a kind. Well, I noticed (even though I already knew) the ‘M’ made by the creases on palms. This was a sweet reminder to me that God has impressed a stamp on both our hands saying, “you are Mine”. You are loved.
I found it interesting, that the ‘M’ is on both of my hands and in the middle of my hands. It is just like God, saying He us that he loves us completely, from end to end, and at the center of our being.
Also interesting, is the fact, that it is ‘M’; a letter that looks the same no matter if you are looking at it directly or in a reflection of a mirror.
Additionally, I thought about the word ‘Mine’ , a word that most of us may consider childish or selfish, but also meaning, to have possession of, or to own.
I am so glad that my father claims me even thought I am soooo messed up, even though when we may be unloveable by everyone else he still says, “You are mine, I love you”. Instead of, moving over and looking the other way when we do something stupid or embarrassing.
Here is some scripture that goes with what I am talking about:
Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Exodus 34:14
However, the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you. Deuteronomy 23:5
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Here’s a reminder, God loves you, he won’t laugh at you when you mess up. He loves you, he gets jealous over you. All the while he is telling you, “You are loved, you are mine”. Thanks Lord.