I don’t love going to see the chiropractor, but when I have to go, I do love looking at the posters of the human body on the walls in each room.
You’ve probably seen posters like this, too — in your doctor’s office, or in grade school/high school, etc. You don’t have to be a doctor or a teacher, or even an expert in anatomy or biology to look at these posters and be completely amazed by the human body.
One poster shows the muscular system. It’s a rich tapestry of perfectly placed muscle and ligaments, everything connected in perfect fashion, layers over layers with each part working together like a well-oiled machine.
Another one shows the spinal nerves — this incredibly specific route of lines branching out from the spinal cord, each one perfectly spaced and pointed right where it needs to go so the spine can do its thing in harmony with the rest of the body.
There’s a third one, somewhat like the second, but this one details the entire autonomic nervous system. It’s crazy to see this symphony of ganglia and nerves, all interconnected and serving as relay points between different parts of the body.
I look at these posters every time I visit. I never lose interest, and I always learn something new. The human body is a mind-blowingly amazing piece of work.
And every time I look at these posters, I wonder: How can anyone think this just randomly happened? It’s so obvious to me that this level of sophistication had to be planned and created. As a Christian, I obviously credit (and thank) God for this. But it seems to me that even a non-Christian must at least conclude … yeah, this is intelligent design at work.
I don’t love going to the chiropractor, but I do love the faith boost it always provides when I think about the amazing human body that God created.