I am a Christian. I believe in the God of the Bible, in God the Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Spirit. I believe in Genesis 1:1 - "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (NIV)" I am a biochemist and a pharmacist by education. As such I have a desire to understand nature. I am writing this blog as my way to express the facts of true science as I understand them, from the perspective of one who believes that all things were created by God, for God and for His purposes.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

The call came in at 2:53am, why does it seem like it is always early in the morning, "Mom, can you come over now, we need you." My daughter-in-law had looked different when I saw her on Sunday afternoon at a birthday party. It was obvious that the baby had dropped and it was almost "time." She was clearly uncomfortable and ready to go soon, even though the due date was not for two weeks. During the party her water broke but she did not think they needed to rush to the hospital. No time-able contractions yet. This is child number four so she was not wanting to rush in, only to be sent home again. My wife went to watch the older children, I will join them later. It is Monday morning 5:09am and no word yet so hopefully things are going well.

I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made;
Marvelous are Your Works
Psalms 139:14

Genesis 3:16a (NKJV) - To the woman He said: "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children;"

Because of the fall in the Garden, the labor won't be easy, but joy will come when the baby is born.

Luke 12:7a (NIV) - Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Each of us was made in His image, He has numbered the very hairs on our head. We are priceless in His sight. God has set forth a plan and purpose for every one of us. He will guide us through that purpose, if we just let Him.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) - For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

In spite of what life may bring, what physical maladies may present, what emotional trauma, what struggles we may endure, God loves us and wants us to know Him and come to Him. He knit us together, we should not destroy that for any reason.

Psalms 139:13 (NIV) - For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.

He has given us wisdom and knowledge in the inner workings of our physical bodies and we must use that understanding for healing and not for destruction.

Deuteronomy 29:29 (NIV) - The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

And yet we have much more to learn. Science is a gift from God, giving us a glimpse directly into His mind, allowing us to pursue Him as we discover and uncover His marvelous works.

Psalms 139:14 (NKJV) - I will praise You, for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And [that] my soul knows very well.