I had to have two MRI tonight, one on my right shoulder and one on my somewhat delicate neck! It remindes me that our bodies are like a spider web; it is at the same time fragile and yet strong. God created us with bones that carry our muscles; our skin, which is a marvelous organ covers veins, flesh and encases us. The skin stretches and shrinks, mends, and get’s “goose bumps” when we are cold or scared or hear something creepy. Our eyes are like a delicate camera; they see everything in living color and then transmit what they have seen to the part of us that drives everything we do, our brain. When you see the actual brain, and I saw mine in an MRI so I know this for a fact, all you see is just gray matter, yet contained in it is instructions for every, single thing we do. It is able to learn, to create, it makes us sense all the emotions that we feel, tells us when and how to move, contains everything we have ever done and there are people who can actually recall every detail of their entire life, amazing. We are body, soul, and spirit, the body moves and carries us but without the spirit we wouldn’t have life and the soul is where all our earthly emotions dwell. To read the Psalms is to see the Psalmist King’s every emotion as he goes from highest mountain peaks of praise to the lowest depths of hell and then back again. Psalms 139:13-16 “Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit-by-bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.”
A man and woman have sex, make love, and decide to have a baby or plainly have unprotected sex and make babies. That baby lives when the sperm penetrates the egg, because a child is formed, as the scripture says, “we are curiously made“, what a wonder we all are. Why are you here? Because there is a work that only you can do, something that has to be done by only you. As fingerprints are particular to one person and none matches for anyone else, so are we. Knowing that God sees a sparrow when it falls you have confidence to know that He watches over you and that He knows you by your name. Just because you feel lost, dejected, depressed, left out, little, fat, ugly, or anything else negative it doesn’t define who you are. You are a child of the King, a creation of the Most High God and don’t let the devil of this world tell you any different. You have the hug or the kiss, the smile or the encouraging word that is particularly important to someone and no one else can take your place. A few years ago a surgeon put orthopedic cement into my mother’s little body to heal fractures in the bones in her back-side, her bones accepted that material and she was out of pain and able to walk again, isn’t that a miracle of creation? God has given men wisdom to think of something wonderful like that to help us! Psalm 8 says, “I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way?” Why? Because He loves us every one! Oh Father, my soul will rest peacefully with you, forgive me of the sin of neglecting this wonderful gift you have given me, my perfectly imperfect body.
Again, aren’t you amazed? I am!