"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:14
During a recent, unexpected illness of a loved one, the Lord displayed His love and presence in many ways. Besides the love, comfort and encouragement that He provides through kinfolk and church family, our faith is strengthened as we are reminded of all the ways that our body functions. Without any conscience thought or intent on our part, our body parts “routinely” function day-in and day-out and in concert with each other. And when attacked, our body can heal and put things back in order.
Dr. John Medina, a genetics engineer, informs us that the average human heart pumps over one thousand gallons a day, over 55 million gallons in a lifetime. It never sleeps and beats 2.5 billion times in a life time! Additionally, Dr. Medina explains that our body contains enough DNA to circle the sun 260 times and 6 feet of DNA are folded into each cell nucleus which is .0002 inches long – this is like folding in 30 miles of fishing line into a cherry pit! If folded in one way, the cell becomes a skin cell, and if folded in another way, it becomes a liver cell, and so forth. Dr. Medina adds that our body only uses three ounces of carbohydrate to ride a bike at ten miles per hour for one hour. If an automobile could use the energy in one gallon of gas this efficiently, we could get nine hundred miles per gallon! While this information can be overwhelming, it seems even more miraculous that we have eyes, ears and a brain that can learn these things and reason what can be done to help our body function and heal.
Besides revealing the wonders of our body so we can know that we have a Creator, God reveals Himself through His Word and the life of Jesus. And just as the revelation of our body helps us have faith that we have a Creator, the truth of His Word and the life of Jesus helps us have faith in His gracious gift of eternal life. Finally, as our soul experiences the joy, peace and assurance that God provides through the Holy Spirit, we can look forward to what God may bring to us in the days to come. May God bless you as you consider how God is revealing Himself to you in so many ways, each and every day.
He's Everything to Me
In the stars His handiwork I see,
On the wind He speaks with majesty,
Though He ruleth over land and sea,
What is that to me?
I will celebrate Nativity,
For it has a place in history,
Sure, He came to set His people free,
What is that to me?
Till by faith I met Him face to face,
and I felt the wonder of His grace,
Then I knew that He was more than just a
God who didn't care,
That lived a way out there and
Now He walks beside me day by day,
Ever watching o'er me lest I stray,
Helping me to find that narrow way,
He's Everything to me.
Posted on Mon, March 31, 2014
by Sam Petitfils