by Mark D. Stucky
From the midst of multitudes, elusive, unique fingerprints identify individuals as owners of their surface smudges. Beyond their barely discernable two-dimensions on smooth surfaces, memories of casual causal touches, ethereal fingerprints possess power to unlock phones storing private secrets and to solve whodunit murder mysteries. God’s mysterious, stealthy fingerprints invisibly mark creation and our lives, at the core, below the surface. No ridged whorls outwardly appear, but those uniquely hidden codes identify their covert Owner. Distinguishing fingerprints requires crime labs no longer. My fingerprint unlocks my phone. God’s fingerprint unlocks my heart.
Mark D. Stucky has degrees in religious studies, pastoral ministry, and communications. After being a pastor, he became a technical and freelance writer. In his day job, he’s documented technology products (ranging from building automation to satellite communications). In free time, he’s written articles, stories, and poems on a variety of (usually spiritual) topics. He believes in following facts and faith, understanding other perspectives, preserving the earth, protecting the vulnerable, and saving the world (or at least trying to). For more writings, see cinemaspirit.info.