By Dr. James C. Denison
President, The Center for Informed Faith, Dallas, Texas
You are here on purpose. You are not an accident, or the coincidence of random chaos. God made you for a reason.
You are the greatest miracle you know. Your body consists of 206 bones, wrapped with 650 muscles and seven miles of nerve fibers. Your eyes possess 100 million receptors, while your ears contain 24,000 fibers. Your heart beats 36,000,000 times every year and sends blood pumping through more than 60,000 miles of veins, arteries, and tubing.
Your brain contains 13,000,000,000 nerve cells. Picture the possible number of interconnections in your brain this way: the number of atoms in the universe is 1 followed by 100 zeroes. The number of different patterns possible in your brain is 1 followed by over 800 zeros. And your unconscious brain database, that which your unconscious brain knows and stores, outweighs your conscious brain on an order exceeding 10 million to one. You literally cannot imagine how remarkable you are.
There are more than 6.9 billion people living on our planet. God made each one of us. There are more than 220,000 Baptist churches in the world, employing at least that many Baptist ministers. God surely didn’t make me because he needed another one. He made me because he wanted to have a personal, intimate, eternal relationship with me. He made you for the same reason.
The next time you wonder if anyone knows what you’re going through, remember that your Father thinks about you every minute of every day (Psalm 139:17), including this present moment. Have you returned the compliment yet today?
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.