Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Day and Night (07/10/14)
- TITLE: The Master Timekeeper
By Chris Goglin
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
ADD TO MY FAVORITES
People become depressed after a long dark winter, overnight air flights produce jet lag, and students tackling all-nighters will feel the after-effects in the morning. God created within us a clock that depends on sunlight to stimulate our brains and body, and darkness to quiet our anxieties and help us rest. Synchronizing ones biological clock through exposure to light may help in treating certain types of cancer, hormone problems, and the taking of medications. The University of Utah Science Department reported these findings, demonstrating God’s miraculous design:
“The Suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) region is located in the hypothalamus of the brain. The SCN sends signals throughout the body in response to dark and light... Our internal clock controls hormone levels, which can affect the way our bodies respond to certain medications. Better knowledge of circadian rhythms may improve the effectiveness of medications by revealing the best times to take them.” ¹
Our amazing Creator did not forget a thing in his marvelous construction of the human body. Research that describes special components in the eye that detect light, clock genes that control our 24-hour cycle, and even plants and animals with their own biological clock, is amazing. This fascinating and profound wisdom reflects the power and ingenuity of our almighty God.
God is infinite and sovereign and does not need recharging. He is continually on alert to watch over every one of us. Like the constant surge of electrical power, He stimulates our minds and souls to follow his guidance in our lives. Even the plants know when to bloom, animals seek out hibernation, and insects know when to pollinate; all connected by the Master Timekeeper who rules over the earth with a gentle, yet firm initiative. The world revolves around the sun 24 hours a day, shedding its light and peaceful darkness to all who need it. We also revolve around the true “Son” who gives light and rest continuously, keeping our timetable of life accurate and steadfast.
Time is on God’s side, who manages his creation with the utmost of care. We are often unaware of just how well HE does his job; we only see the results. “A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” Mark 4:26-29 (NIV)
God is our spirited night owl who keeps us company when we are sick in bed, or working on an early morning deadline. He counsels us through grief and depression when our hearts can handle no more. He instills in our souls not only the biological clock of life, but also the need for a savior who will light our path forever.
¹Genetic Science Learning Center (2014, June 22) The Time Of Our Lives. Learn.Genetics. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/inheritance/clockgenes/
The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.