Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. — C.S. Lewis
There is this gift … if you are breathing you are at the most profound basic level of existence, a recipient of a gift. We all share this gift of breath and life, no matter where we come from, what we think, or what lifestyle we adopted. The things that matter the most in life can’t be measured. The actual weight of what is important in life is the weight of having depth or significance, a sense something more worthy, far beyond just flesh, blood, and bone. We are all recipients of this profound fragile, precious, sacred, holy gift we call life. We marvel every time at the smallness of a baby, because new life is profoundly moving and mysterious. We have this intuitive sense that life matters, that we are connected with each other in some profound way.
Each of us arrives at the moment of birth with all the intricate, synchronized, imprinted functions that operate our whole organism and being. Our body’s physical and mental growth is a completely finely tuned automated process that we can, even in today’s scientific advanced age, only partly understand.
Our human body is the greatest miracle of all. Our body is a perfect blend of muscles, tissues and bones, with the ability to communicate the deepest emotions and feelings, desires, and passions.
There is an omnipotent source, an architect and builder, who is the source of life. Although the elements man was composed of, were basically clay and dust, this first body only became a “living being” when God put life into it. God breathed in man’s nostrils the breath of life. God gave man the “spirit of life.” Man came into being by the creative act of God, whom we unfortunately know little about.
This creation of life is not such an unbelievable concept when we observe what happens at the end of a person’s life. When we look at a deceased body we can plainly see the spirit of life has gone. What remains is a body that will return to the soil from which it came.
At the moment of conception, two cells, the egg and the sperm, become one, and then, miraculously, the one becomes two! The organism continues to grow until the completed body is made up of more than 100 trillion extremely complex little machines called cells. The unborn baby has 46 chromosomes in the cells of his or her body – the scientifically verifiable human genetic code. The unborn baby from the moment of fertilization is a unique human being – never to be duplicated in all of history. The unborn baby is complete. He or she is programmed from the inside for an ongoing process of growth and development.
The exact person you are, born to your parents, on the date and time you were born, with the DNA structure you have has about a 1 in 400 trillion chance of existing. To illustrate how huge this is, imagine: 1 million seconds equals 11.5 days. 1 billion seconds equal 32 years. 400 trillion seconds equal 12.8 million years.