The Wonders of You and Me
Twenty, forty, fifty or sixty years ago, where were you? We appeared as a fertilized egg swimming in an enclosed sac filled with a clear amniotic fluid in the early growth of our human development. This is the distinguishing characteristic of all living things, its ability to reproduce. From a single cell, we are gradually being developed in the ovary, gently and nicely all the parts were being put together slowly, bones, muscles, veins, nerves, and organs to be ready for release as a new born babe.
At a microscopic level, we are all composed of cells. Our body is made of about 10 trillion cells. The largest human cells are about the diameter of a human hair, but most human cells are smaller perhaps one-tenth of the diameter of a human hair. A typical human cell might be one-tenth of the diameter of our hair (10 microns).
As long as a cell's membrane is intact and it is making all of the enzymes it needs to function properly, the cell is alive. Out of about 10 trillion cells our body is made off, cells are divided in about 200 different types. We have the skin cell, muscles cell, blood cell, nerve cell etc. Most cells are so tiny that they can be seen only through a microscope.
Despite cells are divided in about 200 different types, all cells have basic characteristics in common. All cells consist of fluid material called cytoplasm surrounded by an outer covering called the cell membrane. The cell membrane is enclosed in a relatively thick covering called the cell wall. This wall is usually composed of cellulose, which is inflexible; that is why plant cells are generally more rigid than animal cells.
All cells develop from previously existing cells through cell division. Cell division is responsible for the growth of the organism and the replacement of old or worn-out cells. This mystery that happened inside our body without our knowledge is a big question we could ask, how can the cell reproduce? Where does the miracle of life come from?
God formed man of the dust of the ground without the presence of any type of living cells. Speaking it on human terms, God formed man of the dust of the ground a physical matter such as normally found on the surface of the earth. When God formed man out of dust, the formed man has no life. The formed man although has readily available internal organs, became only a living soul when God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.
The breath of life is the miracle of life that stimulates growth of our body cells. This breath of life do all of the work inside cells. Cells use the breath of life internally to grow, reproduce and create energy. But if we will not provide an ideal condition to the cells, the cells will sleep, he is not happy.
This will lead to human body problem, cancer and all kinds of diseases occur because a person’s specific body cells sleep, leading into a life-threatening if remain unattended. What can we do so that our body cells needs to live its life? Love is an interesting energy, like X –Ray, we can not see, touch but it sees our body cells. Love touches just like the X-Ray, it touches our body cells.
Love here is not only confined in boosting our immune system, love here refers to Someone (God) that aware of the need so that our body cells will not sleep. For our physical body come from the dust, it will return to the dust. But the breath of life God breathed into our nostrils why we become a living soul will return to God. This is the resurrection that happened everyday in our daily life. Our body cells were being resurrected from death due to age and physical abuse like smoking, too much liquor drinking, high cholesterol, high body mass index, physical inactivity and low fruit and vegetable intake.
We all hope and pray that we will enjoy the best of health and lives to a ripe old age. This is something which everybody keeps an eye on. But more than anything else, someone out there loves us more than we could imagine. He is watching us through the window of heaven even we are still in the dark shop of our mother’s womb. He is the silent partner that makes life beautiful even in the midst of uncertainties. This is not a message of learning, rather this is a message of change to each an every one of us.