Saturday, April 30, 2005


is one of the most awe inspiring things I've ever tried to think about. Seriously. Just try to wrap your mind completely around the fact that one tiny little cell (one cell!) turns into a little but perfect human being. It's beyond imagining. Who could ever come up with it on their own? And yet we take it completely for granted - of course humans have human babies.

If you have your own baby, go take some time and look at him or her. If you don't have your own, find someone who does and offer to babysit. And look and really see - let your mind reel in the knowledge of such an impossible miracle that you are holding in your arms. Look at his mouth that knows how to suck without ever being taught. Look at his eyes that are made up of so many cells, all working together so that he can actually look back at you. Look at his fingers that can hold onto yours, and his ears that can hear you sing to him. Look at him. He is fearfully and wonderfully made.

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