Remarkable! The human body is strung with more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels, and the blood circulates through those vessels in less than thirty seconds. If all of these blood vessels were strung out end to end, they would reach around the world about three times.
Want proof of this speed?
My wife recently had a chemical stress test. The technician injected the chemical in her left arm, and within 3 seconds she felt weird, painful sensations in her right leg and toes.
How about that for verification of this phenomenon? The more scientists discover about the design of the human body, the more perplexed they become. Is it any wonder?
This biological knowledge should humble us in worship before our Creator as the psalmist declared, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Ps 139:14
The response to this “fearful” and “wonderful” knowledge is to praise the Lord. To praise is to acknowledge his attributes, especially the one that comes to mind when we consider the engineering of the human body’s circulation–God’s incomprehensibility. Isaiah says it is impossible for the creature to understand his Creator, for “God’s understanding no one can fathom.” 40:28b
As my heart pumps blood through my vessels two to three times in one minute, it zips through more than 120,000 miles in that minute without my help. Even though I don’t comprehend its creative engineering, I can offer a hymn of praise to the Designer.
As you sit reading this meditation, your blood will circulate 20 times. What can we do, but with the psalmist, praise the Master Architect of the universe “because we are fearfully and wonderfully made.”