In thousands of classrooms all over the world teachers are indoctrinating naïve and impressionable students with the notion that they are an accident, the result of millions of years of random anomalies and lucky deformities, or that what they do with their lives is just a matter of preference and there is no divine designer who created them. But the Bible tells us that God designed us with a purpose in mind. Psalm 139:14 says we have been “fearfully and wonderfully made.” It is only in recent years, with advances in science, that we are beginning to understand just how true those words are.
Your body is a mind-blowing feat of engineering—an unbelievably complex design. Did you know that your body employs the aid of more than two hundred muscles just to take a single step?
Consider the human eye, the design of which is so elegant and complex scientists still don’t fully understand how it works? It moves on average one hundred thousand separate times in a single day; conducts its own maintenance work while we sleep; has automatic aim, focus, and aperture adjustment; provides color, stereoscopic 3-D images; and can function from almost total darkness to bright light automatically. It can discern more than ten million color hues, including 700 shades of grey. In fact, Charles Darwin himself said, “To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”
Your skin can contain in one square centimeter: 3,000 sensory cells, twelve heat sensors, 200 pain sensors, 700 sweat glands, 1 yard of blood vessels, 3 million cells, and 4 yards of nerves10 that send messages to our brains at speeds of up to 200 mph.11 Your brain weighs only about 3 pounds12 yet contain 12 billion cells, each of which is connected to 10,000 other brain cells, making 120 trillion connections. It generates more electrical impulses in a single day than all of the world’s telephones put together yet uses less energy than a refrigerator light.
The DNA molecules in your body contain the most densely packed and elaborately detailed assembly of information in the known universe. Their code is so unbelievably complex that if you printed out all of your body’s DNA chemical “letters” in books, it is estimated that it would create enough books to fill the Grand Canyon fifty times!
Of course, I could go on and on and on citing the wonders of gravity and magnetism that science still cannot fully explain, the flawless rhythm of the solar system, the perfect balance of nitrogen and oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere that makes life possible, the amazing order in nature that forms a self-supporting system of life, reproduction, and waste disposal. But is any of this necessary? What more evidence do we need that our world has been created with intelligence and purpose than the beauty, order, and design we see around us and within us?
No person who has ever been created is an accident, a fluke of nature, the hapless byproduct of the union of a man and a woman, or the result of millions of years of unguided mishaps. Every person who has ever been born is a unique creation, an intentional work of art crafted by the hand of the master artist.
This excerpt was taken from my new book LIVE Before You Die – Wake up to God’s will for your life. It is an interactive book which features QR Codes and links that provide high quality media content to enhance the reading material. Below is one powerful video that accompanies the above article. You can get the book HERE