Daily Devotional – December 1
During Darwin’s time, only the cell wall, cytoplasm, and nucleus could be seen. It was not until the advent of advanced microscopes that we could peer deeply into a cell. What scientists found amazed them! They found a micro-city.
The nucleus is like the city hall, directing the cell’s activities. The mitochondria is the cell’s power plant, giving the cell its energy to work. Every city needs grocery stores, and that is the job of the Golgi bodies. Golgi bodies store supplies of chemicals that the cell makes. Whenever proteins or fats are needed in another part of the cell, the Golgi body wraps them up and sends them to where they are needed. The endoplasmic reticulum transports things within the cell like a mailman. It also acts like a garbage collector, picking up waste, so the cell does not become polluted. The lysomes are the cell’s police force, protecting it by destroying invaders (like bacteria). They also send trash out through the city wall (the cell membrane).
Darwin never knew all the activity that was going on within a microscopic cell. It really is like a miniature city abuzz with activity. Does a city build itself by accident and chance? Just like a city takes planning and organizing, so too, our not-so-simple cells needed a planner and organizer. That planner and organizer was God who ensured that each part was present and working from the beginning.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
~ Ephesians 3:20
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett