“There is a connection that you only have with your father that carries the line of your heritage that cannot be erased and it is the half of every human that makes you a whole person.” ~ Jon Barnes
People who know my dad will say that I look, act, walk, sound, work, think, and respond like my father. Then the people who know my mom will say that I look, act, walk, sound, work, think, and respond like my mother. And then there are those who know both of my parents will point out the mixtures of qualities, genes, and family similarities that exist as well. What a Blessing to be alive.
The mixtures are quite interesting to see in children and grandchildren and I have a specific trait that I passed to my children and grandchildren. There is a line that goes up my right arm, across my chest and down my left arm and it is a trait the I received from my mom. My sister has the same line as well. All of my kids and most of my grandkids have this phenomenal skin toned line as well.
My Great Grandfather, Grandfather, Mother, daughter, and I have flat pointed ears. None of my grandchildren have this trait. Maybe it will show up in another generation. Lots of hair grown from out of my ears and I have not seen this on any of my children yet. On my chin, I had two pieces of red hair in my beard, but my son has all red hair and freckles. These connections are important to notice and share with your family, mom, and dad because you look and act like both of them.
What will your family look like without God’s thumbprint?
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2 Chronicles 3
Solomon Builds the Temple
3 So Solomon began to build the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to David, his father. The Temple was built on the threshing floor of Araunah[a] the Jebusite, the site that David had selected. 2 The construction began in midspring,[b] during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign.
3 These are the dimensions Solomon used for the foundation of the Temple of God (using the old standard of measurement).[c] It was 90 feet long and 30 feet wide.[d] 4 The entry room at the front of the Temple was 30 feet[e] wide, running across the entire width of the Temple, and 30 feet[f] high. He overlaid the inside with pure gold.
5 He paneled the main room of the Temple with cypress wood, overlaid it with fine gold, and decorated it with carvings of palm trees and chains. 6 He decorated the walls of the Temple with beautiful jewels and with gold from the land of Parvaim. 7 He overlaid the beams, thresholds, walls, and doors throughout the Temple with gold, and he carved figures of cherubim on the walls.
8 He made the Most Holy Place 30 feet wide, corresponding to the width of the Temple, and 30 feet deep. He overlaid its interior with 23 tons[g] of fine gold. 9 The gold nails that were used weighed 20 ounces[h] each. He also overlaid the walls of the upper rooms with gold.
10 He made two figures shaped like cherubim, overlaid them with gold, and placed them in the Most Holy Place. 11 The total wingspan of the two cherubim standing side by side was 30 feet. One wing of the first figure was 7 1⁄2 feet[i] long, and it touched the Temple wall. The other wing, also 7 1⁄2 feet long, touched one of the wings of the second figure. 12 In the same way, the second figure had one wing 7 1⁄2 feet long that touched the opposite wall. The other wing, also 7 1⁄2 feet long, touched the wing of the first figure. 13 So the wingspan of the two cherubim side by side was 30 feet. They stood on their feet and faced out toward the main room of the Temple.
14 Across the entrance of the Most Holy Place he hung a curtain made of fine linen, decorated with blue, purple, and scarlet thread and embroidered with figures of cherubim.
15 For the front of the Temple, he made two pillars that were 27 feet[j] tall, each topped by a capital extending upward another 7 1⁄2 feet. 16 He made a network of interwoven chains[k]and used them to decorate the tops of the pillars. He also made 100 decorative pomegranates and attached them to the chains. 17 Then he set up the two pillars at the entrance of the Temple, one to the south of the entrance and the other to the north. He named the one on the south Jakin, and the one on the north Boaz.