Thursday, April 29, 2010

Our Sovereign Creator

I read an article earlier this week titled Girl lucky to be alive after sting by deadly jellyfish. The amazing part of the article is this 10 year old girl survived a sting from the "world's most venomous creature, the deadly box jellyfish." The article says her survival may have "rewritten medical history." Here is a part of the article:

"Often deadly, the box jellyfish has long, trailing tentacles and is able to squeeze through even the smallest of nets as it is only the size of a fingernail.

The venom is so overpoweringly painful that victims often go in shock and drown or die of heart failure before reaching shore.

There is no effective antivenom for its sting, which attacks the heart, nervous system and skin, inducing shooting muscle pain, vomiting and a rapid rise in blood pressure.

Rachael was pulled from the Calliope River, near the town of Gladstone, by her 13-year-old brother with the jellyfish's tentacles wrapped around her legs.

Before passing out, she told him she could not see or breathe.

After the rescue, she spent six weeks recovering in hospital before returning home.

'I don't know of anybody in the entire literature where we've studied this where someone has had such an extensive sting that has survived,' said Professor Seymour, adding that scientists were keen to monitor her recovery.

'From our point of view it's really useful information that you very seldom, if ever, get your hands on.'"

As I read the article my first reaction was seeing the grace of God to spare this young ladies life. This is truly the work of the sovereign Creator who gives and takes away life. My second thought was God's kindness to spare the life of this young girl to help mankind advance scientifically. We've heard these new atheist for years talk about how no creditable intellect could possibly believe in God. But if you notice in the article science has no answer to why this young girls life was spared. According to Professor Seymour in the entire literature they have studied there was one case of survival with so much extensive damage. Science has no answer for her survival but a sovereign God does.

"And he said, 'Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.'" (Job 1:21)

Grace upon grace,
JRL

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