With the popularity of TV programming that focuses on Crime Scene Investigation, people tend to think DNA is the best means of identifying a person. Both fingerprint identification and DNA analysis have proved to be valuable tools for personal and criminal identification.
I’ve been told that fingerprint identification can be more accurate than DNA analysis. This is true even with identical twins. They may look exactly alike and have the same DNA structure, but they will always have different fingerprints. Your fingerprints are unique because they are formed in the womb. The random movements of a baby within the womb form the distinctly individual characteristics of each person’s fingerprints.
When you think of the uniqueness of your fingerprints, I hope it will remind you of the special relationship you have with God: “For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well (Psalm 139).”