A couple months ago I pulled my husband over to tell him we’re parents again. There is a new tiny eternal soul being woven together (Psalm 139:15) deep within me.
Here’s the crazy thing about finding out there’s a baby growing inside you: a mom can go for days, usually weeks, and sometimes months with no idea what’s happening. Even when you know you have a tiny passenger, what does a mom do to help out? Take vitamins, get enough rest, be careful what you eat, and visit the doctor to make sure everything is OK. That’s it.
I didn’t have to take a class on how to assemble proteins. I didn’t have to tell my little one where to grow ears. In fact, a baby keeps happily developing while mom sleeps. As long as the right ingredients are there, things happen automatically.
So, is a human baby an easy thing to put together? You know it isn’t. Doctors spend years learning the basics about the human body before they get their degree. Then, they spend the rest of their careers keeping up with new information being discovered about how everything works together.
And what about the millions of cells a baby is born with? When someone wants to tell you how many things are involved in a single cell, they often use the analogy of a city. It’s the best thing we know of to compare these tiny things to.
If I had to put together my child, it would be about as complicated as your favorite building block design. The real baby growing inside me is more complicated than all of human civilization put together.
Well then, is my baby a super genius smart enough to know how to take a single cell and within a few months develop all the organs and body parts a newborn has? Of course not. But, there is a Super Genius wise enough to provide that cell with all the information a human body will ever need.
He is so smart, He designed a storage system small enough to fit in a tiny section of the cell. After all, a cell needs lots of space to do all the other things to live and grow.
What do we call this information storage system? DNA. You can find out more on my study guide to DNA, for Dummies, or the FBI?
A few months ago, someone on facebook kept insisting DNA does not contain information. People who don’t want to admit there is a Creator God know if there is info in our bodies, SOMEONE had to put it there. They would rather pretend DNA is a random jumble than to admit they were created. When I realized the guy was serious, I took a minute to search the web. Turns out the Nobel Prize web page on DNA has no problem admitting there is information in DNA!
You kids are in a special place. Sure there are times it would be nice to hide from God so you don’t feel guilty sinning. But, knowing there is a Creator who loves you so much He became one of us to die for us is still sweet.
Many grownups have decided the love God offers them isn’t worth the price. They would rather trust their own brains and follow their own path no matter where it leads them.
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Psalm 95:6,7