Over the years as they have continued to examine and study Einstein’s theory of gravity further, physicists and mathematicians have been astonished to discover that the universe is expanding. This means that the galaxies outside our own galaxy are moving away from us. What is amazing is that the farther the galaxies are from us the faster they are moving away. Even if we happened to be in another galaxy, the neighboring galaxies would still be moving away from us. The concept of the expanding galaxies has been confirmed by the redshift in the light emanating from distant galaxies. Of all the galaxies ours, the Milky Way, is the only one where life is found and sustained. The Milky Way has multiple arms and tucked between two of its arms is a single-star solar system (our solar system), which contains planet earth and its tiny inhabitants. Compared to the other objects in the universe, the inhabitants of earth are of negligible stature, puny specs of animated dust. For example, the volume of our sun is so huge that about 1.3 million planet Earths could fit inside it, but our sun is just of medium size compared to other billions of stars in the galaxy. Yet a single human being is of greater value than any of these objects in the universe. They are inorganic. The Bible tells us that “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1, NKJV). Yet, daunting and gigantic as these objects are, none of them bear the Imago Dei, none of them are made in the image of God. Human beings have both extrinsic and intrinsic value. God has made unprecedented investment in them. “For You have made him [mankind] a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands…” (Psalm 8: 5,6).
Biologically, we are just as amazing: our hearts beat an average of 7O times per minute. That is 100,000 a day. and this adds to about 36 million times each year. In one life time of about 70 years the heart beats a total of approximately 2½ billion times. Each single day the heart pumps about 3,000 gallons of blood. Our skeletal system consists of 200 bones created to support the body and assist it in movement. In order to regulate the temperatures of our bodies the skin has 2 million sweat glands. This means that, on average, there are 3,000 sweat glands per square inch of the skin.
Spiritually, we are the only ones in our universe created with an innate desire to worship. As living souls, we have an inherent, insatiable desire to know our Maker. We have a spiritual instinct that has been endowed to us from the beginning of time. Blaise Pascal aptly observed that “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man (generic term) which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” Human life is magnificently sacred at all times. Learn more about the glory of mankind from: http://www.wmturls.com/pp