- The motion of lifting a spoonful of food to the mouth involves the use of more than 30 joints in the shoulder, arm, wrist, and fingers.
- Some of the body's nerves send messages speeding at about 400 miles per second.
- We take about 7.8 million breaths annually.
- More than a quarter of our bones are in the hands.
- The enamel, or outer layer of the teeth, is the hardest part of the body.
- Human hair is as strong as aluminum.
The human body is truly an awesome creation! You may ask: Why am I writing this? I am writing this article because I want you to consider the preciousness of life. On Nov. 7 we have a great opportunity to take a stand for life! We live in a culture that is so often desensitized by violence – so much to the point that it is viewed by many an ordinary occurrence in our daily lives. If you turn on the television, it doesn't take long to see a myriad of violence on the news or in shows. Is anyone shocked by the graphic visualizations displayed in video games? I've seen advertisements that show blood spewing out as people are maliciously killed! Despite all of this, life is still precious!
Consider the horrors of war and the lives that have been lost: The Revolutionary War – America lost over 25,300 lives; The Civil War ��over 498,300; World War II�� over 407,300; Korean War �� 54,240; Vietnam War �� 56,655; Gulf War – 293.
Of course, these numbers are approximates, but they still go to show the dreadfulness that war has had in our world. As horrible as those numbers are, since abortion was legalized in 1973, over thirty one million lives have been lost (six times the number of casualties in all the wars combined).
Still, despite this, life remains precious – It is precious to God!
The Psalmist writes of God's handiwork, "(God) made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous ��and how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed." (New Living Translation Psalm 139:13-16)
In the book of Jeremiah it is written, "Before I (God) formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5 New International Version)
God had appointed Jeremiah to be a prophet to the nations before he was born. Even while he was yet a "fetus", God was forming him and had a plan for his life.
We recently had a mom share in our church. She was raped in college and consequently became pregnant. Despite having many tell her she should have an abortion, she chose to keep the precious life that lived inside of her. That life is now in the form of a beautiful 16-year-old girl who's full of energy and LIFE! Through this, we can see that God had a plan and purpose for that child. Her life is precious!
My intent in writing this is not because I wanted to sit down and write a political article. Rather, I believe this is a moral and spiritual issue in which we have the opportunity to make a statement to the nation that "life is precious." Will you please consider joining me and voting yes for life on Nov. 7?