Wonderfully complex

While at the doctor’s office, I noticed internal diagrams of the human ear, nose, and throat. The images of the inner ear were the most fascinating because of the intricate details, particularly the swirled design of the cochlea and the stapes (the smallest bone in the human body).

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Then I thought about how our brain—which looks like a blob of gray tissue to me— holds all of our memories, giving us the ability to think and reason, making it possible for us to walk and talk, and allows us to feel and express emotions.

Then I thought about our heart. When everything is working right, it is like a “well-oiled machine” that allows the right amount of blood to go from one chamber to the next three chambers automatically and in rhythm, transporting oxygen throughout our body.

The design of the human body cannot be an “accident”—it had to be planned. The details, from the largest organ to the tiniest cell, are too incredible. This nine-minute video from a mathematician speaking at TED only adds to my awe of God’s design: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKyljukBE70.

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb…

You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

You saw me before I was born…

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!” (Psalm 139:13, 15-16, 14)

Copyright © 2013 Dr. M. Teresa Trascritti
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