[Quran 29:43] We cite these examples for the people, and none appreciate them except the knowledgeable.
Like most submitters, I am aware of God, I love God, but do I appreciate God as He should be appreciated?? Reading an article that highlighted some amazing facts about the human body deepened my realization of how awesome God is. The next table will give you an idea of how amazing our bodies are, and if our bodies are so amazing then how great must the Creator be!
[Quran 59:24] He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer...
Every part of the human body is capable of herculean tasks, seemingly almost impossible to accomplish (please see image). For example, our digestive acids (#6) are strong enough to dissolve zinc. Or (#1) one cubic inch of bone can support over 8.5 tons of weight. It seems an impossible feat for a body that is so vulnerable to the common cold, yet created to accomplish great things by God’s grace. The complexity of each part and its functionality has stumped even the greatest of minds. Perhaps, that is why we are still to discover a cure for the common cold. Nevertheless God says:
[Quran 37:11] Ask them, “Are they more difficult to create, or the other creations?” We created them from wet mud.
As I look at my body I realize how ‘not mine’ it is. I have no control over it whatsoever. Neither can I will it to change from fat to thin or otherwise. My body is really not mine, but an instrument fulfilling God’s commands. (#10) The focusing muscles of the eye move 100,000 times a day and they do so without any intervention on my part. They do what they’re designed to do, or my eyes would get dry and cause constant irritation.
[Quran 39:62] GOD is the Creator of all things, and He is in full control of all things.
While our body seems fragile and susceptible to hurt, it is able to withstand all the abuse we put it though. God has created a recovery mechanic for every function.
(#3) When you gain 500gm (1lb) of fat, your body makes 11km (7 miles) of blood vessels. Fortunately, if you lose 500gm, your body will break down and re-absorb the unnecessary vessels.
[Quran 26:78-80] “The One who created me, and guided me. The One who feeds me and waters me. And when I get sick, He heals me”.
While I cannot really fathom God’s greatness, each time I think of my body and its capabilities I have a new love and appreciation for God, as I am now more aware of how amazing His creations are. I’m more aware of the Creator, His greatness and power, and mindful of how little is in my control. Knowing that my body is so perfectly and phenomenally designed gives me a sense of joy. And knowing that God is in full control of it is comforting. Thus God gives us an opportunity to continuously appreciate Him. [Quran 3:144] …Anyone who turns back on his heels, does not hurt GOD in the least. GOD rewards those who are appreciative.
References & Sources:
· Economic Times of India
· The Guardian
· Advanced Physical Medicine
· Creative Commons
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[23:14] Then we developed the drop into a hanging (embryo), then developed the hanging (embryo) into a bite-size (fetus), then created the bite-size (fetus) into bones, then covered the bones with flesh. We thus produce a new creature. Most blessed is GOD, the best Creator.