Youth Learn They're One of a Kind

December 12, 2017 | Charles Lamica

“God made each of us unique!” That was the message given to five youth during the first Sabbath in November at the Orient Adventist Fellowship Company in northeast Washington. Retired Alaska state trooper Charles Lamica explained to his students that “God made each of us in His image, and yet He also made each of us different from anyone else.”

To bring home this point, the students got a lesson about fingerprints. “Out of the billions of people who have lived on Earth, no two people have ever been found to have the same fingerprints,” Lamica told them. “It reminds me of Ps. 139:14, which says, 'I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.'”

At a mock “crime scene” the students used powder and soft brushes to “dust” for fingerprints. After finding the prints, they used clear tape to “lift” the print. The lifted print was then transferred onto a paper card, thereby preserving it as “evidence.”  

Jer. 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Who knows, but maybe God has ordained one of these young people to someday become a detective.