They do more than just give birth to dirty little smudges. Your fingerprints are unique to you, and they are the means by which you are identified. With the advance of technology, fingerprints are now being used as replacements for computer passwords and to unlock gadgets such as your smart phone.
The Office of Personnel Management has reported that in a recent cyber-attack, 5.6 million people’s fingerprints were stolen. The Washington Post reported on the significance of this data theft: “Breaches involving biometric data like fingerprints are particularly concerning to privacy experts because of their permanence: Unlike passwords and even Social Security numbers, fingerprints cannot be changed. So those affected by this breach may find themselves grappling with the fallout for years.”
Just as your fingerprints can’t be changed, neither can your spiritual identity once you join the family of God. Have you ever given much thought about who you are in Jesus?
- Ephesians 1:4: He has chosen you in Him and you are without blame before Him in love.
- Ephesians 1:7: In Him you have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
- Ephesians 1:11: You have an inheritance in Him.
- Ephesians 3:12: You have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.
- Colossians 2:7: You are rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith.
- Colossians 2:10: You are complete in Him.
The words of the Psalmist are a fitting conclusion to this discussion: “You are blessed because you have put your trust in Him (2:12).”