When the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, He left behind amazing proof that mankind is not simply the result of a “big bang” billions of years ago. Design demands a designer and our Designer has left in our bodies absolute proof that we are created beings. When the psalmist said, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psa. 139:14), he was affirming that which is so readily obvious to every man. The complexity of your body shows beyond any doubt that there is a God.
The following facts can be found by anyone who spends the time in research. They can be found immediately by using the search capability of a computer. I have not attempted to verify each of them, but they are found in various places.
The heart is a prime evidence of the existence of God. This muscle beats almost three billion times in the average person’s life and supplies blood for every part of our body. The blood’s “plumbing” system has “pipes” as large as a garden hose (the aorta) and as small as the capillaries, where in some of them the red blood cells must pass through in single file. The six quarts of blood travel through a network which would stretch more than two times around the earth. Remember David’s words, “I am wonderfully made.” Design demands a Designer!
The nerve system in the body is remarkable. In one square inch of skin, there are four yards of nerve fiber, 600 pain sensors, 1300 nerve cells, 9000 nerve endings, 36 heat sensors and 75 pressure sensors. Using 43 pairs of nerves (12 which go to and from the brain and 31 going from the spinal cord), messages are sent to the brain at speeds the average automobile cannot attain—some messages traveling at over 200 MPH. There are 45 miles of nerves running through our bodies. Our brains regulate all of this. It is far more complex than the most powerful computer and has over 100,000,000,000 nerve cells. David was right—we are wonderfully made.
Add to this the following facts. We have over 600 muscles. We make over a quart of saliva every day. The surface area of the sacs in the lung is approximately the same size as a tennis court. The liver performs over 500 functions. We lose about 100 hairs per day from our scalps. You breathe 23,000 times a day. Your eyes can distinguish more than eight million shades of color. Your brain can record over 86 million bits of information daily. Your ears can distinguish more than 300,000 different sounds. David was right. We are wonderfully made!
The point is obvious. God designed us. God left undeniable evidence of His existence in every part of our body. How can anyone deny the existence of the great Designer!