Daily Devotional – November 9
Scientists have been able to transcribe the human DNA code and lay it out like the letters in a book. With every passing year, they are decoding more of the language in order to gain a better understanding of how our bodies work. Yet, the DNA code is so complex that we may never completely understand the intricacies of its meanings and functions. We have even discovered that the sequence of information can be read forwards and backwards, overlapped to have different functions and meanings, and letters can be turned “on & off” depending on conditions within a cell. This is analogous to a book that can be simultaneously read in English, French, German, and Spanish - and be understandable when read forwards or backwards! Yet, in each different language, the same sequence of letters will have a different understandable meaning. The author of such a book would be celebrated as an incomprehensible, brilliant genius. This is exactly what our limited understanding of the DNA code reveals.
Could this code come about by accident and chance? To believe this code wrote itself by random, one-small-change-at-a-time mutations is to believe in the impossible. We really have no excuse for not believing in and worshipping the Author of Life – Jesus Christ. The very DNA language that God invented is written within every one of our estimated 10 to 35 trillion cells. This DNA language testifies to His existence, genius, and majesty.
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
~ Hebrews 12:2
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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