Posted: 08/02/2014


Saint Augustine once said, "People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars -- and they pass by themselves without wondering."

Augustine was right. – Most of us don’t realise how intricate and wondrous our bodies really are. I did some reading recently, and I was amazed at the uniqueness and intricateness of our bodies.

For example: In a square inch of skin, you would find:
20 blood vessels;
65 muscles;
78 nerves;
78 sensors for heat, 13 for cold, 160 for pressure;
650 sweat glands;
1300 nerve endings;
and 19,500,000 cells.

The skin serves several purposes including providing a protective shield against bacteria and viruses and the absorbing of bumps and bruising that might otherwise damage your bones and internal organs. In that inch of skin, your sweat glands in your body do double duty, helping to eliminate wastes and cool your body.

Then, there’s your brain which weighs about three pounds, but stores 100 trillion bits of information over the course of 70 years. That storage capacity is roughly equal to 500,000 sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica (which, if stacked, would stretch out over 442 miles). Your brain does all this and uses less power than a 100-watt bulb.

Your brain is serviced by about 45 miles of nerves that sends impulses through your body as rapidly as 325 miles per hour.

Then, there are your ears: A piano has 88 keys, but each of your ears has a keyboard with 1500 keys. They are so finely tuned that you can hear the blood running through your vessels.

Your eyes are capable of seeing a small candle flame from 30 miles away on a clear, dark night. And can distinguish among more than 300,000 different color variations.

Your nose can smell one drop of perfume diffused through a 3 room apartment.

David in Psalms 139:14 wrote: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
There is an awesome God in heaven that has wonderfully created you and me. He knows all that there is to know about us – in fact, David says in vs. 2-4 of Psalm 139: “You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.” - Yet, the wonder of all wonder is this: despite knowing all that there is to know about me, He still loves me, and desires a personal relationship with me – What an amazing God!

Pastor Arnie