Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Human Body: Inward Parts!

Some things occur by random chance and others through a series of precisely timed sequence of events. The design and creation of the human body is arguably the most amazing reality in all of the universe. Even the most intricately designed structure which man could conceive pales in comparison to what our Creator brought forth from the dust of the earth. The dust! The attention to detail and outward beauty bestowed by it's designer is mind boggling. Yet it also consists of an inner complexity beyond our finite understanding. For centuries physicians and scientists alike, prod, poke, dissect and thoroughly examine the body to further their limited understanding in their often fruitful attempts to get inside the mind of the Creator. This is hardly an insignificant task. Around every corner of new discoveries in medicine, a previously unknown highway of treatment brings forth relief to countless individuals who long to be healed of their particular ailment.

It is true that life is quite fragile and delicate. Scripture reminds us "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb." (Psalm 139:13) If you ever find yourself doubting this truth, consider examining the evidence. One of the most vital organs integrated within a vast complexity of others systems which keep our bodies functioning minute by minute, are the kidneys. The kidneys actually serve several purposes, the main one being the removal of wastes introduced into our system whenever, and whatever, we eat or drink. Take note of this complex "job description" the kidneys perform when working properly:

"The actual removal of wastes occurs in tiny units inside the kidneys called nephrons. Each kidney has about a million nephrons. In the nephron, a glomerulus—which is a tiny blood vessel, or capillary—intertwines with a tiny urine-collecting tube called a tubule. The glomerulus acts as a filtering unit, or sieve, and keeps normal proteins and cells in the bloodstream, allowing extra fluid and wastes to pass through. A complicated chemical exchange takes place, as waste materials and water leave the blood and enter the urinary system." Source: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/yourkidneys/

When the kidneys do not function as designed, blood is not filtered properly. Soon this effects the various systems within the entire body and diagnosis and treatment must then be sought. Life truly is a delicate balance of interacting systems. They include the Integumentary, Nervous, Skeletal, Endocrine, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Reproductive, Digestive, and finally Urinary. Think about it, these systems all work together as one cohesive, synchronized unit for the benefit of the whole being. Peacefully coexisting, performing their functions in unison with the others.

Allow me to conclude my remarks on a personal note. Many have sought to remove the role of a Creator and exchanged the truth about God for a lie, worshiping and serving the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Who could not bless Him for such an awesome creation. We were made in His image. We are not simply a random collection of molecules arranged in precise order by millions of years of trial and error evolutionary methods. Even if the process of evolution could get just one of these systems to function properly through chance and an extreme amount of dumb luck, there is no way that it could get all eleven systems to development and work together collectively. That strains credulity beyond its limits.

This just scratches the surface. We haven't even touched on the reality and uniqueness of soul and spirit. For man in not simply flesh and bone. We have been given a spiritual nature that is separate and distinct from the body in which it dwells. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling. For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

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