For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works and my soul knows it very well. (Psalms 139:13-14)
About a week ago, I managed to hurt my leg while moving some large rocks in our back yard. Although it tore my jeans and was a little painful, it turned out to be just a minor cut and bruise. I didn't get much sympathy from Linda, who didn't think it was real smart for me to be moving rocks in the first place. She did, however, graciously put a Band-Aid on my little cut and assured me that I would probably fully recover.
Over this past week it has been fascinating to watch how this wound has healed. Each day it got a little better and today the scab (God's Band-Aid) that had protected the cut from infection finally fell off. It was another reminder that we really are fearfully and wonderfully made by God.
Scientist tell us that the average adult human body is made up of between 50 and 100 trillion cells! Each of these cells has a specific assigned task in the body. The number of cells in our body is constantly changing, as cells die or are destroyed and new ones are formed. That is the renewal process I was observing as my leg wound was healing.
The approximate 6 quarts of blood in the human body travels an astounding 12,000 miles per day. Our hearts beat around 35 million times per year and pump a million barrels of blood during the average lifetime -- enough to fill three supertankers! The adult skeleton contains 206 bones. Interestingly, the skeleton of an infant contains 350 (the bones fuse together as you grow). Even broken bones can mend themselves back together as the bone cells regenerate.
Only God could create with such intricate precision, intelligence and magnificent design; My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!(Psalms 139:15-17) Yes... we are indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made by God!
If the Lord tarries, our physical bodies, as good as they are, will eventually wear out and return to dust. But then those of us who have trusted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior will someday inhabit evenmore magnificent eternal bodies prepared by God. No more injuries, pain, disabilities, aging or even death! Maranatha!