Fearfully And Wonderfully Made
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psalm 139: 14
God, in all of his perfection, has created us in the most unbelievable ways. With each new scientific find, we learn more about the intricacies that make us who we are as humans. It has become increasingly difficult for those who insist on the idea of an evolutionary process through which humans came to be, to make a scientific case for Darwinism. Every time that a scientist uncovers something new about our biological make up, the theory of evolution becomes less and less viable.
When Paul wrote to those in Rome, he pointed out that it was obvious that there was a Creator and that those who denied this fact were subject to a darkened mind because they not only suppressed the truth but rejected reality (Rom. 1:20-22). Amazingly, science can now prove that when a person disengages from reality and instead continues to believe in myths, their brain will begin to trick them into believing the lies in which they have invested themselves.
God created us in such a way that there are healthy ways to live and there are behaviors that are not healthy. Either way, the life choices that we make will end up effecting our destiny. This is because when we choose a life that is not honoring to the Creator, we actually cause harm to ourselves, and we lose touch with who God is and who he is not.
When scientists discovered DNA it was an eye-opening find that set off further exploration in many new fields of the biological sciences. Our DNA is our unique signature of who we are in our human form. A more recent find in the 20th century, and further developed in the 21st century, has revealed that we are even more complex than what was already discovered about our DNA, the workings of RNA, and how our neurological processes all work in concert with one another. That discovery has been termed “epigenetics.”
Epi – because these are chemical markers that exist on top of our chromosomes (genes). These chemical markers effect the way that we behave and react to external circumstances. For instance, if we come from a family that is highly anxious or perhaps prone to depression, we will inherit that trait as well. The beauty of these chemical markers, however, is that they can be modified and somewhat controlled by the way that we think. Our Creator, in his infinite wisdom, made it possible for us to be free of wrong thinking or patterns of behavior that we either inherited, or are subjected to in our sphere of life. We have the capacity to break free of the chains that enslave us to undesirable behavioral and thinking patterns that usually lead to physical illnesses. Is it any wonder why throughout Scripture we are told to seek God and all of his ways? Taking every thought captive to Christ, will change who we become.
We are at a point in human history that it takes more effort to believe that we, as human beings, are the result of a blind, unguided, and random process that began in some primordial soup or as a result of panspermia from a far-off galaxy. “…Claiming to be wise, they became fools” (Rom. 1:22). What you believe matters.