Daily Devotional – September 18
Our teeth not only show amazing design but reveal His signature at a microscopic level. Enamel is the bright white exposed part of the tooth. It is the hardest living tissue in the human body. This is why long after the bones of buried animals have disintegrated the teeth often remain. This hard enamel shell protects the tooth’s life support system – the blood vessels and nerves. It is the design of enamel that allows us to bite, tear, and chew our food.
But, perhaps, the most stunning thing about our teeth is buried within the enamel. The enamel is designed using fish-shaped rods on a microscopic level. This shape interlocks the enamel crystals giving them incredible strength – like nuts threaded onto a bolt. It’s very curious that the cross-sections of these structures are fish-shaped. From the earliest historical times, the symbol that Christians used to identify themselves with Jesus Christ was the symbol of a fish. Jesus Christ called us to be “fishers of men” and our very teeth are made from “rods” that look like “fish!” Could this be coincidence, or was it God’s design? I’ll let you be the judge!
And he saith unto them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
~ Matthew 4:19
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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