17 Aug 2013 by Stewart Chew-
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
They would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake, I am still with You.
(PSALMS 139: 17 – 18)
We love you Creator and almighty God! What you have already done in the past, what you can do at present and what you will do for the future, you always do with so much loveby justyour thoughts! It is surely beyond any human intelligence to comprehend that your thoughts are what create. We thank you that you have lain in our hearts to believe what you do is precious, special and sacred to us. We absolutely thank you for the miracle of the human body! Modern medicine is still unraveling the complexities and intricacies of the functions of its elemental makeup – its cells, tissues, organs and body systems. Is it possible for us to make an analogy of creation with the things we know using our simple minds? Is it possible to even understandthe magnificence of your creation using our finite minds? I feel that we are privileged to experience a minute microscopic amount of your great omniscience when, like excited children, we gaze up in awe at the clear night sky to the brilliance of billions upon trillions of twinkling stars lighting up the distant heavens!
Can we again humbly compare the multiplicities of your creative thoughtswith the countless grains of sand that fall between our fingers when we gather the fine white sand with our open palms as we frolic on the beach!
“The human body is truly amazing! We are magnificently created. Modern science and medicine have revealed the intricacies and complexities of our body and shown how our body organs and systems, so different in themselves, are wonderfully integrated together to work perfectly as one individual healthy human being. It is possible to examine the fine details of human structure with a microscope. The study of living basic units of our body concerns a branch of medical science called histology.”
But unlike the billions upon trillions of stars in the heavens as well as the umpteen trillions of grains of quartz that form the expanse of the world’s shores, life on earth is very unique and human life is even more special to God! He had lovingly created an intelligent being of His own image! (Genesis: 1-27). He has made us to be who we are. Today we are part of the7 billion people in this world yet we can be absolutely certain that each one of usisindividually and wonderfully made (Psalms 139: 13). We have a mind of our own that only we ourselves can control and He has given us all the freedom to be able to decide between right and wrong. He has created us with free emotions, to be able to love each other andto share together a laugh or a tear! What an amazing God we all have! In shear gratitude of these blessings that we have received from Him, we humbly go down in unison on our knees with raised hands to praise and worship Him in total wonder and submission!
We also have this confidence in our lives for tomorrow because we now know that He has always cared and He will always be present with us. Thus we can rightly say (with the Psalmist): –
“When I awake, I am still with You!”
Note: Stewart Chew is a retired senior lecturer in School of Medical Sciences, Curtin University in Perth, Australia
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