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God's Power Can Be Imitated But Never Duplicated

Title:  God's Power Can Be Imitated But Never Duplicated

Reading for January 20:  Exodus 7-9

All the dust of the earth became gnats in all the land of Egypt. The magicians tried by their secret arts to produce gnats, but they could not... Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God."
Exodus 8:18-19

God's power can be imitated but never duplicated.

Take, for example, the human body. It's a marvelous machine. It has eyes and ears to see and hear. It has a digestive system, a circulatory system, a nervous system, a system of bones and ligaments, etc. It is equipped with microscopic organisms that help fend off infection. Take any one part of the body and what you have is an absolute marvel of design. 

Scientists and engineers have developed mechanical devices that do similar things to the human body. We have cameras that are self-focusing like the human eye. We have computers equipped with systems of communication and systems that fight against infection (we even call it "antivirus" software). We have designed engines that run on different types of fuel. 

But none of these inventions by man can possibly compare to the complexity and the efficiency of the body. I do not know of antivirus software that is as adaptable as the human body at attacking different types of infections. There is not an engine made by man that can take such a variety of fuels (think of all the different types of food we eat) to run on. 

Engineers look at the structure of our bones and are amazed. They look at the sensitivity of our eyes and ears and are in awe. They study how precisely our motor skills work compared to manmade robotics and are astonished. 

Truly, this is the finger of God!

Father, we praise your name for we are fearfully and wonderfully made!