Peering Through The Skin (Psalms 19:1)

We can live our lives, oblivious to the complexity of the world around us. But if one takes the time to unravel the mechanisms of life, even a cursory investigation will overwhelm you. Take your skin. It is the largest organ in the body. We know what it looks like on each other. But examine it at the microscopic level and there are ever deepening layers of complexity. There is the stratum corneum, stratum granulosum, stratum malpighii, basal layer, basement membrane...and this is just the epidermis, the most superficial layer of the skin! And within each of these layers, the skin cells become more specialized with intercellular connections and signalling proteins. And what drives all of these processes? The DNA within the nucleus of each cell directs RNA to make specific proteins which can become enzymes, driving the process. And what directs the DNA to do this? It is secondary to complex interactions with the environment and other specialized cells in other parts of the body. And the complexity continues. When we stop and ponder upon the complexity of this life, even a small sliver of it viewed in the skin, we must acknowledge an intelligent Creator.


What changed? The world did not change but we did. We have a greater awareness of the complexity and magnificence of God. Like prayer, we can live our lives and not bother to pray, letting the world pass us by. But if we take time to pray, we become aware of God. We become aware of how He works in our lives and in others. We become aware of how He directs the world and moves events into place.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Psalms 19:1 (ESV)

God created you and everything around. He created you for a purpose, to glorify and praise God. Take the time to examine the complexity and wonder of His creation. He created it for you. He created it to let you know who He is.

He is God alone. There is no other.

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