what is your body trying to tell you?

You start to feel like your body is trying to tell you something when you have to make appointments with the Doctor and Dentist in the same morning. Both are fairly routine appointments. Perhaps I am feeling sorry for myself because I went to bed last night feeling fine and woke up with back pain and a sore arm. What was I doing in my sleep? Or what was Sally doing in my sleep?


When David wrote Psalm 139 I reckon he had not had an uncomfortable night’s sleep and had not had to book appointments with the Doctor and Dentist:

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

(Psalm 139:13-14)

 
Of course the way our bodies work is astonishing. Even when we are at our most incapacitated our bodies are still remarkable feats of biological engineering. Even the simple task of typing on a computer keyboard requires hand-eye coordingatyubin, cognitive ability to spel, sight, muscle movements, and many other functions in addition to the regular stuff like breathing and heart-pumping!
 
Just reflecting on this sends shivers down my spine at God’s incredible genius to have imagined all of this. Regardless of whether you believe God created us in one moment or through evolutionary processes, it’s still incredible.
 
Yup. David knew his stuff:
 

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

(Psalm 139:13-14)

So do you? Praise God for how he has made you? You may think you are the most gorgeous person ever to walk the face of this planet, the pinnacle of humanity, or you may think that a slug is more handsome than you. Neither of those is true, but even if they were, it is still true that God has made you amazingly.

A professor was fed up with his students rolling in late to his lectures with bad hangovers. He decided to demonstrate the effect of alcohol on the human body.

He got a large jug and silently filled it with beer at the front of the lecture theatre. His students watched as he took out a worm and dropped it into the beer.

For a moment the worm wriggled, then it went stiff and died.

“What does this teach you?” asked the Professor pointedly.

There was an embarrassed silence until one student put up his hand.

“If you have worms, drink beer!”

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