Of all the wonders – the glaciers, the Alps, the Grand Canyon, the isles of the Pacific, none compare to man. The Bible says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made! That is, a ‘fear’ of God and for God is in our DNA. Only the blind fail to see it. An engineer charged with the task of designing a pump to last for a hundred years, with a 2000 gallon per day capacity, with valves that operate up to 5000 times per hour, with an output ranging from .25 to one horsepower, and a weight of 300 grams, yet requiring no maintenance – would wilt at the task! We have just described the heart, only one wonder of the body.
A structural designer with the task of building a ‘foot’ for a soccer player out of twenty-six bones, with dexterity and elasticity, yet strong enough to carry the weight of a man and endure the cumulative force of over one thousand tons in a single game – who would want such a task?
The ear is comprised of three compartments – the outer ear that collects data, the middle ear and the inner ear. The design of the outer ears provides stereoscopic capacity, designed to collect data from all directions, slight sounds and explosions. As those sounds, actually vibrations, are collected, they affect the taunt ‘drum’ at the edge of the middle ear which beats or vibrates with the frequency and amplitude of the sounds. That disturbs three small bones which then interact in the middle ear amplifying the pressure of the sound vibrations by 22 times and selectively transmitting the frequency to fibers in the inner ear, much in the same way the strings of a harp or piano vibrate in resonance with a particular frequency. That disturbs the fluid of the inner ear, and sends signals to the brain – and you know exactly what is being said!
The double helix of the DNA in every cell in our bodies contains the equivalent information found in a thousand six-hundred page encyclopedia volumes. There are 75 trillion of these cells in our bodies. Each is covered with millions of portholes, which open and close on cue, as if opened by an organic key, receiving and sending forth a steady stream of organic materials, more complex than the busiest Fed Ex and UPS parcel sorting stations combined. Each cell, far from being simple, is “a world of supreme technology and bewildering complexity.”
The human brain consists of some ten trillion cells, each with ten-thousand and some as many as one-hundred-thousand fibers, all of which are highly organized. If only one-percent were used, the brain would still represent a greater number of connections than the entire sphere of communication networks on the earth, combined.
We were made in such a way – that the fear of God is scripted in us. “How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures” (Psalm 104:24). The ability to look in the mirror, and say, “I am a cosmic accident!” is the height of folly; and the end of wisdom.