Today’s Scripture: Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created. Psalm 148:5

You most likely woke up this morning to the sound of an alarm clock. Walking down the stairs, you heard the creaking of the steps and the sound of your own yawn. You turned the coffee maker on and heard it percolating. Cereal was on the menu for breakfast and was accompanied by its usual “tinging” sound as its edges hit the bowl. All of these daily tasks illustrate one of God’s miracles at work. How do cereal, alarm clocks, and coffee add up to being miraculous you may ask?

The sounds you heard this morning illustrate that although tiny in size, the ear is an incredible apparatus. In fact, all three of the bones in your ear can fit on a penny. To even begin to fathom how the tiny wonders work takes much research and is still difficult to comprehend. The outer part of the ear has a unique curvature to it. It is this design that helps us to determine the direction of the sounds we hear and also emphasizes the frequencies needed to hear human speech. Once the sounds are caught, they travel through the ear canal and strike against the ear drum which is only about 10mm wide. The middle ear then transfers this energy further into the structure where the smallest bones in our body, the maleus, inchus and stapese are put in motion.

Every day, we take so much for granted. Focused on our goals, our opinions, and our problems, we neglect to thank the Lord for the precious gifts He has given us. Today, there may be a trial you have been facing, and you feel there’s nothing God can do for you. Maybe you have had a hard journey through life, and you think God needs to prove Himself to you. The truth is that He already has proven Himself in your own body. He has proven that He is the Almighty Creator, the Great Physician, and your loving Father. He works everything out right down to the little details. If He has already done that in your body, you must realize that He can do it in your life. Why not praise the Lord today for your amazing body of evidence?

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.