Sometimes you’re reading quietly along, and God places his hand on you, saying to you like a loving Father, “Let me show you something, Child.”
And suddenly you see with clarity… God, the Great Engineer, at work with his grand design; think of all these things which had to be in place as the universe was created.
Let me explain a bit:
I was reading an article in the December issue of Popular Mechanics, called We’re Throwing Away Energy, by Alex Hutchinson. I’ll quote liberally and as literally as possible, while staying on point.
Consider a simple action like walking down the street. The energy that fuels you originally comes from the sun and is stored by photosynthesis in the form of chemical bonds.
Max Donelan, head of the Locomotion Laboratory at Simon Frasier University in British Columbia states, “It turns out that food has about 100 times as much energy per unit mass as lithium batteries.” That means the average person can store as much energy as a 1-ton battery.
Just let that sink in a minute. We have more power in us than 8 hybrid cars…
Looking at the human body as an electro-mechanical system, we’re rechargeable. Our power comes from renewable resources. We have a low carbon footprint. We’re able to make energy out of a bazillion different things. No matter where you go in our world, there is always a way to get energy to run us.
Of course our conversion of chemical bonds in to muscle contractions isn’t super-efficient, but there is plenty of energy around to support our inefficiencies.
Now, just take a minute to contemplate how God had conceived this system, even before the formation of the universe.
Psalm 92:5 does not even begin to cover it:
How great are your works, LORD, how profound your thoughts!
And God speaks through Isaiah (55:8):
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
Can’t get your head around this?
Blows my mind, too.