> Bodies are an amazing thing. We are so easily broken in such small ways but God created us to bear more pain that we may think is possible. So many things can go wrong in the body but still we keep moving. But at other times things such a a microscopic piece of bacteria lays us out so fast that we feel like death is knocking on our door.
I have always been in awe of how much the body can withstand. I’m a fan of the medical tv stories that litter the channels in today’s age. Stories of amazing survival and miraculous healing. The stories that always get me are the ones where they show large pieces of metal or wood sticking out of a person’s body. How in the world can a body withstand having a metal bar stuck all the way through the chest out the back and into a seat?!
Then the news keeps coming, the bar pushed all vital organs out of the way, missed arteries by mere millimeters, nudged the spine out of the way and somehow curved around the heart. HOW?!?
Shows like this make me shout: “GOD!!” I just want to reach into the tv screen and shake the doctors who are shaking and scratching their heads. Some of them have the knowledge in their eyes that it was truly a divine hand that saved this person from imminent death- it wasn’t their bumbling hands, but they won’t say it on the screen for the world to see.
Hundreds of stories are out there, stories of men walking around with bullets in their brains, never knowing they were shot until years later when they start to have headaches and x-rays show the bullet lodged deep in their brain. Of women surviving and thriving through medical impossibilities. Of babies being born whole and healthy when everything in human knowledge insisted that the child should be dead.
How is anything like this possible?
God. The Creator of the Universe. The Maker of man. It is only through Him that we exist.
He has made our bodies this marvelous thing that can withstand so many horrible things, but at the same time He has made us fragile. Simple things can take away our life-as can be evidence in many of the stupid things humans have done throughout the ages. But it can also be seen in how an untreated small scratch can eventually kill an unsuspecting victim.
God has created us to know our mortality. He has reminded us in creating us fragile that this body will pass away, we will not exist forever within this shell for our souls. We are only to keep our eyes on God for only HE is eternal, and only through Him will we live in eternity.
In the insanity of this world where you don’t know if you are going to die today or tomorrow from that odd looking scratch on your arm or if you are going to survive that pole being rammed into your body- the only thing that we can hold onto with any amount of surety is GOD. Not medical knowledge because even then these geniuses behind the microscope don’t truly understand all they see- it is only through God and Christ Jesus that we can be assured that we will see eternity, and the only reason why I will want too.
Psalm 139:14 (LOVE THIS PSALM!! 🙂
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
This is an exert from Louie Giglio’s sermon “How Great is our God?” If you get the chance you need to watch some of his sermons- they are awesome and will make you praise God!