You Are a Miracle
By Lois Parker Edstrom
Object suggested: Items such as buttons to demonstrate the amounts referred to in lesson such as fourteen muscles… and fifty two bones…
Your body is a miracle. Your senses allow you to see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. In fact your tongue has four zones that let you taste foods that are bitter, sour, salty, and sweet.
Did you know that you use fourteen muscles in your face to smile and it takes forty-three face muscles to cause a frown? It’s much easier to smile; your face gets tired using all those muscles to frown.
There are two hundred six bones in your body and fifty two bones in your foot alone. Your body uses two hundred muscles to take just one step.
A couple of other interesting facts about your body are that when you sneeze, air rushes through your nose at 100 mph, much faster than cars drive on the freeway. Your brain sends messages to parts of your body a great deal faster than that. Did you have any idea that your body is such a marvel?
You were born with perfect fingernails on each finger and six months before you came into the world, teeth were forming in your mouth. It appears as though your body was created in great detail.
Jesus says, “but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” This is written in the Bible to let you know how special you are.
Think about the miracle of your wonderful body. Remember that you are created in great detail and with much care and love.
Scripture quotations from the World English Bible
Copyright 2008, Richard Niell Donovan