Sunday, March 07, 2010

upon the first day of the week...

There is no God. All of the wonders around us are accidental. No almighty hand made a thousand-billion stars. They made themselves. No power keeps them on their steady course. The earth spins itself to keep the oceans from falling off the toward the sun. Infants teach themselves to cry. when they are hungry or hurt. A small flower invented itself so we could extract digitalis for hearts.

The earth gave itself day and night, tilted itself so that we get seasons. Without the magnetic poles, man would be unable to navigate the trackless oceans of water and air, but they just grew there.

How about the sugar thermostat in the pancreas? It maintains a level of sugar in the blood sufficient for energy. Without it, all of us would fall into a coma and die.

Why does snow sit on mountaintops waiting for the warm spring sun to melt it at just the right time for young crops in farms below to drink? A very lovely accident.

The human heart will beat for 70 to 80 years without faltering. How does it get sufficient rest between beats? A kidney will filter poison from the blood and leave good things alone. How does it know one thing from another?

Who gave the human tongue flexibility to form words, and a brain to understand them, but denied it to all animals?

Who showed the womb how to take the love of two persons and keep splitting a tiny ovum until, in time, a baby would have the proper number of fingers, eyes, ears, and hair in the right places, and come into the world when it is strong enough to sustain life?


{Written by Jim Bishop, Miami Herald, 1967}
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.....So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed....and God saw that it was good....On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work....This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. When the LORD God made the earth and the heaven. (Genesis1)