Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – Part Two

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord,

The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.” (Isaiah 40: 28)

Our God created the earth from the north end to the south end and all in-be-tween, included you. He is not weary and doesn’t faint. He is still on the job, looking after His creation, including you. Consider just your taste buds. They are replaced every ten days.

Atoms lost are quickly replaced. The epidermis  replaces itself every month, the lining of the stomach every five days, the liver every six weeks, and the skeleton every six months. Add it all up and in one year the atoms in your body will be replaced. 25,000,000 of your cells died while you were reading this sentence. Most of the dust under your bed is your own dead skin. The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet. Such pressure is needed to pump blood through 60,000 miles of veins and capillaries. The heart pumps 6 quarts of blood, circulating three times every minute. In one day, your blood travels a total of 12,000 miles.

The body has 1.6 gallons of blood coursing through 42 thousand blood vessels. To facilitate this the heart beats approximately 115,200 times a day. The kidneys serve as the body’s filter system purifying an average of 2.2 pints of blood per minute. 

Your liver performs over 400 functions, including detoxification, protein synthesis, and the production of biochemicals necessary for digestion. 

In a lifetime the body produces over 6,000 gallons of saliva, enough to fill two large swimming pools. 

Nearly 28 feet of intestines are packed neatly inside your belly. The stomach is a small chemical plant far more intricate than any plant that man has ever built. This plant transforms the food we eat into various components causing the growth of flesh, blood, bones and teeth. It also repairs the body when parts are damaged by accident or disease. The food we eat is also transformed into energy for work and play.

The chemicals are so powerful that if a bit of stomach acid were spilled on the human skin it would burn a hole in it, yet it resided in the stomach. Your stomach gets a brand new lining every four days. Strong digestive acids quickly dissolve the mucus-like cells lining the walls of the stomach. Your body replaces them, routinely, before they are incapacitated. 

The God who created that wonderful you knows what He is doing. Some of those wonderful components don’t work at times. (Experientially I know). Even then He can create in you the capacity to deal with the difficulty. (Experientially I know). Trust His loving heart and hand.