Nov. 20, 2021
Every day and moment, you and the people around you are walking, talking, amazing miracles!
Our hearts beat 60-100 beats per minute; >100,000 per day.
Our lungs breathe 12-20 times per minute; >20,000 per day.
Our stomachs receive food/liquid several times per day.
Our blood does a refresh lap of our bodies every 45 seconds; >1,900 per day- delivering oxygen, nutrients, and hormones and carrying away carbon dioxide and waste products.
Our minds and nervous systems daily process 6,000+ thoughts and countless numbers of input from our senses (touch, sight, smell, taste, & hearing) in addition to conducting subconscious and autonomic functions. They’re also critical to daily experience and accumulated development of our emotion, sense of being, spiritual awareness, personality, and imagination.
Again, we are all truly amazing by design, God’s design! Every human being is made in God’s image and purposed in God’s love,
possessing inherent dignity and great value. Yes, we do have our flaws and struggle with defaulting to selfish behaviors and insular perspectives…
But God’s everlasting love for each of us, proven in Christ Jesus, continues to pursue and hold wide its arms to us. Let’s choose to be thankful and share this embrace with God and others!
Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, Jesus gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.Mark 6:41
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to his disciples,saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many.Mark 14:22-24