Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Like the Back of My Hand

Have you ever taken the time to study closely the human hand? Let’s set aside the issue of whether or not it happened by a process of evolution or was the result of intelligent design, and just look at it for what it is.

The hand is a marvel of incredible technology. It is fearfully and wonderfully made. It can be used for brute force, like the wielding of a hammer, down to the intricate threading of a tiny needle.

We only have two hands, while primates are often said to have four. This is because the primate’s toes are long and the big toe is opposable and looks more like a thumb, thus enabling the feet to be used as hands. Try swinging from a tree branch using the soles of your feet, and you will see what I mean.

Look at the back of your left hand for a moment, if you have one handy. Study the fingernails and think about where they grow from, the shape in which each one grows, their substance, and how strange your hand would look without them.

Then look at your thumb. The stubby little fellow can be easily rotated 90° on a level perpendicular to the palm, unlike the other fingers which can only be rotated approximately 45°.

Look at the knuckles, and how the skin has folds on it at the right places to accommodate the bend of the fingers and thumb.

Each hand has 27 bones, a massive freeway of various veins, life-giving warm blood, intricate overlapping muscles, tough tendons, and it’s all held together with flexible strong, yet soft, skin. The hand is connected to the arm, and the arm is connected to the shoulder, right up to central control--the brain, which tells the hand what to do and when to do it. And your marvelous hand is just a small part of the intricate human body, and the human boby is just a small part of this amazing earth, and this incredible earth is but a tiny speck in this infinite universe.

So if evolution is responsible for our hands and the rest of creation, we should fall at its wondrous feet in absolute homage. We should praise and adore it, and live in admiration of its power and ability. We are morally obliged to fall in worship, for its goodness in giving us the awe-inspiring gift of life. It is only right that we love evolution with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength.

Many do. It’s called “idolatry.”