Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – Part One

King David wrote a Psalm of praise regarding the human body: “I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works.” (Psalm 139:4)

King David penned that wondrous depiction of the human body before advanced science revealed what is known today. Consider just the cell makeup. 

Your body is made up of approximately 100 trillion cells. They all came from the division of one single cell. Your body consists of approximately 37.2 trillion cells of 200 different types. Every minute 300 million cells die, but that is only a small fraction of the number we have. 300 billion new cells are produced every day. Perhaps that is a good reason to call someone a busy body. 

For human beings to have evolved each of these systems would have had to develop independently and simultaneously. That would not only have involved evolution from one species to another, but within each species. That further compounds the odds against evolution.

Pasteur opined, “The more I study science the more I am amazed at the Creator.”

The awe inspiring complexity is so intricately designed it demands a designer.  God’s craftsmanship reached its zenith in the created marvels of the human body.

In winter exhaling warm breath in the cold atmosphere results in a cloud. Reality is every breath exhaled all year is the same. The only difference is the cold weather causes condensation, making the breath visible. 

The average person takes over 23,000 breaths a day. Our lungs have a surface area the size of a tennis court. Our lungs have thousands of microscopic capillaries just to oxygenate our blood. The large amount of surface area makes it easier for this to take place, and get the oxygen where it needs to go. 

While sleeping, parts of the lungs are inactive. In the morning people yawn to exercise the inactive parts. We automatically yawn every six hours during the day for the same reason. We sneeze at 120 MPH and blink every time.

What is in that breath is remarkable. You are exhaling atoms of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon and nitrogen that just a short time before were embodied in solid matter constituting your heart, stomach, lungs, and yes, brain. That is you vanishing in thin air. That means all the organs are in a constant state of change. 

Isn’t it reasonable that such a creator is capable of helping you deal with the complex issues you are facing. Look at you! He created you, not to abandon you. but to bless you. Call upon Him.

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1: 20)