“Honey, did you remember to set the security?”
“Yes, I set it,” Hubby replies.
“How about the alarm clock?”
“Have you set your heart beat to last through our sleeping time? Maybe you need to set it for 12 hours just in case we oversleep.”
Giggling we turn off the light and climb into bed.
Well, not really. But what if? Amazing! That little muscle begins its beat about six months before one is born and generally continues about eighty years with only an occasional thought for its welfare.
Mine almost made the eighty years before it had to be “man-handled.” Sometimes as I lay my head on the pillow I hear the lub-DUB, lub-DUB, lub-DUB. Now wouldn’t it be ungrateful of me to be irritated! No, I move the pillow in such a way that I hear it less, and am generally consumed with thankfulness.
Where is the aorta valve in the picture above? I don’t know. But I know at one time some doctor took out my damaged valve and replaced it with a metal valve. What an accomplishment of skill for that doctor; what a boon for me!
Shortly after God created male and female, he said, “Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the (fish, bird, all living things)… Genesis 1:28.” “Subdue the earth – rule over all living things” What a grand plan was put into operation at that time!
I’m just being thankful for the achievements that can be made man with the authority and brains given by God. Thank you to the brilliant, dedicated people who work so hard to bring good to the world. Thank you, God, for making it possible.