Sunday, January 22, 2023

Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

 By: Paula Short

So I love naps, how about you? I'm not going to tell you about my weakness for naps today, though. However, I will tell you what I thought of while I was comfortable before my nap.

As I was lying in my recliner talking to Jesus, I became aware of how my body felt. The only way I know how to describe it is calm, peaceful, comforted, and lulled. Lulled? Yes, My apartment was quiet, with only an occasional song of birds chirping outside and my dog lightly snoring on the couch.

What's so special about that, you might be thinking. I could feel my heart beating in my chest and hear its beat and woosh in my ears. Sure I've heard it many times before, but today was different. I started thinking about how intricate and purposeful God designed us. This brought to mind Psalm 139:13-17, it says:

"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. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." (NIV)

God! The great designer and creator of Everything. Through him, all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made. (John 1:3— NIV)

I'm frequently in awe about... Us. When I think about how intricate and purposeful God designed Everything, I'm filled with wonderment, admiration, astoundment, marvelment, affection, and reverence. 

Facts About The Heart

— Your heart will beat about 115,000 times each day.

— It's possible to have a broken heart. It's called broken heart syndrome and can have similar symptoms as a heart attack. 

— Heart cells stop dividing, which means heart cancer is extremely rare.

— Laughing is good for your heart. It reduces stress and gives a boost to your immune system.

— Modesty prompted the invention of the stethoscope. Before it existed, doctors had to press their ears directly on the person's chest.

— Your heart has its own electrical supply and will continue to beat separated from your body.

— The heart begins beating four weeks after conception and does not stop until death.

—Grab a tennis ball and squeeze it tightly: that's how hard the beating heart works to pump blood.

— During an average lifetime, the heart will pump nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood—enough to fill 200 train tank cars.



I thought of all of you when I had an ordinary nap with thoughts of God, our great designer, and I had to share them with you. 



Do you stop to consider that God has been interested in you even before you were born?

Do you have any heart facts to share?


24 Fun Facts About the Heart Healthline. 

28 Amazing Facts About Your Heart – Cleveland Clinic

20 Interesting Facts About the Human Hear Sunway— Medical Centre. 


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