Today’s Scripture: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14

Long before we medically understood that the life of the flesh is in the blood, God’s Word had it right. If you take a moment to think about it in depth, blood truly is an incredible substance. You have 20 to 30 trillion red blood cells. When’s the last time you thanked God for those? Your blood vessels could cover a distance of 100,000 miles. In other words, the capillaries that carry your blood through your body would circle the world four times.

That blood circulates through your body 14,000 times a day delivering blood to every cell and every organ in your body without you ever thinking about it. Blood provides regulation of acidity and alkalinity. Your blood has to be perfectly balanced and needs to have a specific temperature and pressure. Not only does it bring oxygen to your cells and organs but it also removes the waste from them. Blood also carries vitamins,minerals, and white blood cells to attack infection. In addition, it carries messages between organs and hormones, communicating with various parts of the body, bringing them exactly what they need.

So, why the science lesson? Sometimes life gets us down and we forget to thank God for all He’s done. We complain rather than praise. We begin to feel small and meaningless beneath daily pressure, trials, and lies the devil tells us to think about ourselves.

Friend, God cares for you. You are important to Him and your life is meaningful. The body you have been given is an incredible masterpiece. There is beauty and wonder in something as mundane as the very blood that flows through your body. Your cardiovascular system alone proves that such incredible detail went into creating you. Suddenly it is easier to realize that God has indeed done something for you isn’t it? Stop and think about what God has put in you when you feel worthless. You are fearfully and wonderfully made—a true masterpiece.

Devotional by Jim Scudder, Jr.