Sunday August 15th, 2010
My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
And My tongue clings to my jaws;
You have brought me to the dust of death
When Jesus hung on the cross, and His heart was racing to supply blood and oxygen to HIs body, His mouth would have been extremely dry. All the liquid in His body would have been diverted to keeping the vital organs running as long as possible. He even stated that He thirst from the cross and they put a sponge dipped in sour wine on a stick and raised it to His lips. (John 19:28-29) This verse is a literal description of what it felt like in one’s mouth during crucifixion. It still amazes me the detail Psalm 22 goes into. With all our years of research and knowledge, we can only affirm what the Bible already knows. And on top of that, the fact that the human body takes care of itself to live as long as possible is amazing. The heart knows when to work harder to get oxygen to the brain and when skin gets cut, it heals. White blood cells can recognize and fight disease the liver takes out the poisons that we readily ingest. I have a hard time understanding how anyone who considers the human body can possible believe that it all comes about by chance. Consider muscles. They consist of one function. They can contract. Super simple, but they have memory. You do something enough and it’s like you don’t even have to think about it anymore. I’m currently not looking at the keys when I’m typing because my fingers just remember where they are. Also, they are placed around the bones in such a way to allow a huge range of motion. We are barely able to imitate that in our robots today. It’s all just amazing. God knew what He was doing when He created everything. And I also believe that He knew what He was doing when He died for us on the cross. Even if I can’t understand what He is doing, (like no one understood when He died on the cross) I’m still going to believe that He will work it out for good. It’s what He does.