The Answer Has Been There All Along! (Romans 1:20)

For many years, surgical pathologists had observed a peculiar coating of bacteria on the surface mucosa of stomach biopsies. Many dismissed these bacteria as part of the normal flora within our gut. But between 1979-1982, two prescient physicians, an Australian pathologist, Robin Warren and an Australian gastroenterologist, Barry Marshall, identified this bacteria as Helicobacter pylori and suggested a link to the development of stomach ulcers.  

In an attempt to confirm their theory, in 1985, Dr. Marshall swallowed a pure Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) culture and developed a severe case of gastritis, which cleared without treatment, proving the bacteria could cause gastritis. Later work showed that H. pylori is involved in many other diseases of the stomach, including several types of cancers.

This bacteria had been observed, for well over a hundred years, ever since surgical pathologists first examined histologic slides of stomach biopsies. The answer to many types of gastritis and ulcers was right in front of their eyes, but no one recognized the association! The answer has been there all along!

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
Romans 1:20

Sometimes the most astounding discoveries of life are within plain view and reach. The magnificence of God, His perfect love, His invisible attributes, are always on display before us in everything we see or do. But at times, we are unwilling or too proud to acknowledge Him. Some even attribute the beauty and complexity of nature to a series of random molecular, genetic, and chemical events that somehow came together in just the precise combination and circumstances to create life. And then, once life began, an even more astounding series of random events led to ever more complex forms of life, culminating in man. The sheer magnitude of the odds for all of this to happen and continue to happen staggers even the most imaginative, disciplined, and solipsistic of minds!

God has put His imprint upon every form of life and every chemical reaction in the universe. And the more one explores and discovers the complexity of His creation, the more it will lead one to the conclusion that only a Supreme Intelligence, an omnipotent God, could have created all of this.

The answer has been there all along!

Love and respect the Lord; seek His will in your life.