What tracks are you leaving?

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What tracks are you leaving?
The fresh snow brings lots of things to those of us who live in Michigan: snow sports, snow recreation, snow man making (our grandson’s favorite) and a fresh canvass for deer tracks. Today the church parking lot, freshly covered with snow, was plastered with deer tracks. I counted what looked like one adult deer and two yearlings hoof prints in the snow. With the church property hosting oak and apple trees on the west side of the property there is plenty of food to draw them in: as evidenced by their tracks. Those prints in the snow reminded me of the nail prints that Thomas the disciple wanted to see to validate that Jesus really resurrected from the grave as the other disciples had testified. Thomas needed to see the evidence of the victory over the grave before he would believe the others: he needed to see the fresh nail prints in Jesus hands and feet. Thomas said according to John 20:25, “…Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.” His faith was restored when he saw Jesus and the tracks (“print of the nails”) proving He had resurrected. What tracks are you leaving to encourage the faith of the unbelieving?

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