Friday, January 30, 2009

~FingerPrint Friday~



There's a song by Steven Curtis Chapman called "Fingerprints", that goes:

"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."


Tonite we're going to Winter Jam Fest, with our son, Tom, and his girlfriend, Amy. Jam Fest is a concert given by a group of Christian artists, hosted by NewSong.


Brandon Heath, who sings, "Give Me Your Eyes", which is one of my favorite songs, will be one of the artists taking part. Those words just really speak to my heart. Certainly his music is touched by the FingerPrints of God, as is all the music of the artists' we'll hear tonite.


To quote Brandon about why he wrote this song:


"The song was inspired from the idea that every once in a while, God gives us His eyes. You tend to see a lot of different kinds of people in places like airports. Sometimes, usually only for a few moments, I feel like God gives me true compassion for those people around me. I think that the longer I get to know the character of Jesus, the more compassion I personally have for others. “Give Me Your Eyes” is saying, “Jesus, give me Your eyes so that I can see people the way You see people, so I can love people the way You love people.” One of the core goals of my ministry is focused on striking up conversations about social injustices around the world and being a voice for those who have often been silenced by poverty or lack of influence. I want to challenge people more. “Give Me Your Eyes” does that. It is one thing to have compassion and quite another to act on it. Most times, it starts with the people around you." –Brandon Heath




Lyrics | Brandon Heath lyrics - Give Me Your Eyes lyrics


Here's the You Tube Link.

Take a peak at Beki's blog to see links to more Fingerprints.


Have a blessed Friday....wherever you are in the world today!

12 comments:

Darlene said...

I too LOVE that song! You are going to have a ball tonight at the Winter Jam Fest! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Carol.♥

April said...

Carol,

That's one of my favorite songs, too...I listen to it all the time and it's POWERFUL!!!

Have lots of fun at the Jam Fest...sounds like a great time! Be sure to tell us all about it!

Rosebud Collection said...

Isn't that the truth and what a beautiful Fingerprint..and what a song..

PamperingBeki said...

I love that song and the message!

I hope you guys have a blast tonight!

artsyclay said...

Lucky you! I hear that song on the Christian radio quite often and also love it.

I had a wonderful experience once, when I was beating myself up over a foolish decision in the past and all the consequences. The Lord gave me His eyes of compassion for a few moments to look upon my younger self, which enabled me to suddenly remember all the reasons why I made that decision and how complicated it all was, and to FORGIVE.

Marci said...

What a blessed way to spend the end of the week! You have the fingerprints of God all over you, Carol and you are a blessing to so many. Enjoy!

Molly Alexander said...

Hi Carol -

What an awesome night for you! Have a wonderful time & don't forget to tell us all about it!

By the way - I am so grateful that God sees me through His eyes, and not the world's!

:-) Molly

Rebekah said...

I love that song - it's on a cd that's in my car right now!

PiaTillys Boutique said...

What a great fingerprint! Love the song and the powerful message behind it! Have a great time at the concert tonight! :)

Kelly

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Please stop by my blog to pick it up when you get a chance.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

oh - I bet you had a blast last night....can't wait to hear about it. :)

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