If you love a good "who done it", you know the methods to determine who done it.   You must follow the string of evidence.  What is evidence?  Dr, Google says it is the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.  So we study the scene surrounding the crime in order to come up with our suspect.

I do love one of these boards they use when narrowing down the suspects.  Who doesn't love a good diagram?  

My day to day life includes time spent trying to maintain order in my life and surroundings.  One of the things I truly love is drapes pulled back or blinds raised to let in the beautiful sunshine.  This is best enjoyed with sparkling windows.  I have spent a great deal of energy trying to keep the windows clean.  At present---being in a second floor apartment--I can only clean the inside, but I do my best.  The reward for my labor is an unobstructed view.

In the beloved home we raised our children in, we had a leaded glass front door that I dearly loved.  BUT--the draw back was those who insisted upon putting their hands on the glass instead of using the handles.  The guilty party's handprints were left behind as evidence of their guilt.  NOW---I do not have a fingerprint kit, nor do I have the capability of tracing said prints.  A great deal could be discovered by the size of the print---one of the children or an adult?  AND since my 3 children were born in three different decades and have quite a gap in age---there was a clue.  Was it the 16 year old, the 9 year old or the 2 year old.  It didn't take a rocket scientist to determine the culprit.

Evidence helps us in many ways in our lives.  We can see evidence of spring coming all around us--the shrubbery is beginning to bloom, the temperatures are beginning to moderate---and the days are longer.  The dark clouds coming from the west are evidence of a storm coming.  The time spent with family is always filled with evidence of our love for one another.  Our beliefs about life and all it holds are usually formed when we examine the evidence surrounding us.  

 There is overwhelming evidence ---of God.  We all begin to make the mistake of taking a lot for granted as just being part of the world.  We forget the complexities of creation and all we are blessed by--without a second thought.  Personally I have seen God work in my life over and over.  I have had something I have been earnestly praying about for months with seemingly no answer beyond wait.  I was prompted in small group prayer time to ask the ladies to pray with me.  Within a week---the prayer was answered with God's handprints all over it.  The story is wonderful and such an encouragement.  Today's point though is the power of two or more praying.  It takes courage to admit we need prayer---US---not our loved ones, our friends, our kin---US.  God reminded me of my need for a fellowship of Believers to not only study with---but pray with.  So many times over the years---I have seen God's handprints on my life--and footprints walking beside me.  I am so thankful for this evidence---this reminder of His deep love for us all.  AND I am thanking God for those who pray with us--for us--and ask that we pray for them.  What a blessing from God.

"Fear not, for I am with you;

be not dismayed for I am your God;

I will strengthen you,

I will help you,

I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10


  1. God's fingerprints are all around us when we stop to look. He is my constant strength and shield.
    Blessings, Lulu!

    1. AMEN, how else could we move forward?
      Blessings, Martha!


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