World’s Fastest Mile

The world’s fastest roller coaster in the world is Formula Rossa in Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi , Yas Island, United Arab Emirates. It travels 2.195 miles in 1 minute, 32 seconds and reaches top speed of 149 MPH (240 km/h). Remarkable? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

The human body is strung with more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels, and the blood circulates through those vessels in less than thirty seconds. If all of these blood vessels were strung out end to end, they would reach around the world about three times.

Want proof of this speed?

My wife recently had a chemical stress test. The technician injected the chemical in her left arm, and within 3 seconds she felt weird, painful sensations in her right leg and toes.

How about that for verification of this phenomenon? The more scientists discover about the design of the human body, the more perplexed they become. Is it any wonder?

This biological knowledge should humble us in worship before our Creator as the psalmist declared, “Body and soul, I am marvelously made! O worship in adoration–what a creation!” (139:14, Message).

The response to this “marvelously made” knowledge is to praise the Lord. To praise is to acknowledge His attributes, especially the one that comes to mind when we consider the engineering of the human body’s circulation–God’s incomprehensibility. Isaiah says it is impossible for the creature to understand his Creator, for “God’s understanding no one can fathom” 40:28b.

As my heart pumps blood through my vessels two to three times in one minute, it zips through more than 120,000 miles in that minute without my help. Even though I don’t comprehend its creative engineering, I can offer hymns of praise to the Designer: How Great Thou Art,  Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee,  and 10,000 Reasons.

As you sit reading this meditation, your blood will circulate 20 times. What can we do, but with the psalmist, praise the Master Architect of the universe because we are “marvelously made.”

A Shadow on the Moon

I stood with my daughter on September 28, 2015, and gazed at the full moon, hiding its shiny face from us that night.

We witnessed the one hour, twelve minute total lunar eclipse–in awe and wonder. The display of an all-powerful Creator as the earth came between the sun and the moon. What a phenomenon! Like a curtain being pulled across the moon, turning it blood red. All by the mighty hand of Christ-Creator.

Everything’s purposeful and orderly in the universe as Paul described to the Colossians, “For Him all things were created and by Him all things hold together” (1:16, 17). What a reminder and a confirmation that he “sustains all things by His powerful word” (Hebrews 1:3).

Had the sun come between the earth and the moon, all inhabitants of the earth would have been fried pretzels.

When earth’s shadow had moved passed the moon, and the moon reflected the sun’s rays again, I said to my daughter, “God is not entertaining us. Instead, He is reaffirming he’s in complete control of all His creation and reminding us of the truth: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–His eternal power and His Deity–have been clearly seen, being understood by what has been made” (Romans 1:20), including the lunar eclipse.

It was as if He were saying, “Sleep well tonight, my child, I’ve just let you know that ‘I’ve got the whole world in My hands.’”