A Quadriplegic’s Autobiography by JQuisumbing
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Chapter 1 – He is Real
I again thank the Lord for nature TV shows like Discovery, National Geographic, Nova, David Attenborough’s Living Planet, etc. These kinds of shows bring the hard work and meticulous research of numerous dedicated scientists to millions upon millions of ordinary average viewers. Because I grew up with my eyes glued to the boob tube, most of my biological education came from them. One of my favorite animals to watch are the long necked giraffes.
The giraffe has been one of those odd animals that has sparked more arguments between evolutionists and creationists, but I will not add into that ever continued debate. All I ask is that you watch this elegant creature intently, with humble eyes . See how they tower over the African savanna strolling on their stilt-like legs. By the way, those legs may seem awkward but they are capable of galloping at speeds up to almost 40 miles per hour. Amazingly, the female gives birth standing up and the newborn calf falls more than five feet to the ground. Within 15 minutes, the calf is up and standing on their gangly legs. Did you know that their lungs are eight times larger than human lungs? I will not even mention the intricate blood vessel system to maintain proper blood pressure by a heart that weighs about 25 pounds capable of pumping life-giving fluid up its six-foot long neck to the brain. Let’s not forget the dexterity of the giraffe’s 20-inch tongue designed to efficiently pluck the leaves off the tree. I never get tired of watching this animal. I don’t see a comic freak of nature. The giraffe is perfectly designed for this African environment and only God can be its designer. Karin Viet, the author of the posted article ‘Giraffes: Towering Testimonies to God’s Design’ (July 11, 2017) gave this wonderful suggestion.
The next time you visit the zoo, stop by the giraffe exhibit. With people gawking around you, discuss how the giraffe displays God’s handiwork. Look up that long neck, but don’t stop there. Draw your gaze up to the Creator and praise Him.
Worthy are you, O Lord,
to receive glory and honor and power;
for you created all things,
and by your will they exist and were created.
For the last 30 years or so, I have closely walked with the Lord knowing and experiencing great joy even in my current situation as a quadriplegic. I could never have reached this point unless I believed in Him. But I have not always been a true believer. Once upon a time, I was what the Bible called a child of disobedience.
To be continued…
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