We often times underestimate the far reaching impact of our image and appearance. Within this orderly universe, there are a select number of living organisms that have varying capabilities to adapt by choice to their environment, giving them varying degrees of tolerance and versatility when changes occur. The greater the freedom to choose, the greater our potential for adaptation. The greater our potential for adaptation, the greater the variability. The greater the variability, the greater our resilience due to our tolerance and versatility when changes occur.
As created organisms adapt, despite their variability, they reproduce in the same image generation after generation. This allows created organisms to move from a chaotic state to a more organized one when changes occur. Interestingly enough, our loving Creator and sustainer that does not change, has made a way out for us to adapt into when changes occur. In is very common for us to experience change in our lives. When we are tempted to adopt certain changes, 1 Cor. 10:13 tells us that “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
In contrast, matters that are static that do not adapt, given the constant laws of nature as they are, they tend to wear out and deteriorate. Scientists tell us that when things deteriorate and wear out, this is due to entropy. They tell us that entropy is the evolution from order to chaos. Given these two extreme mindsets, are we to evolve with popular science or hold fast our belief in creation?
It is estimated that our brains process over 60,000 messages from our 5 senses per day. Given the complexity of the human organism, without having a set of rules or laws that govern our beings, given the diversity of choices we are possible, it is easy for us to get sidetracked and derailed. Without a set of Spiritual and Health laws we would in a matter of a relatively short a period of time disintegrate. This is why our loving Creator gave us ten spiritual laws and ten health laws for us to be able to adapt from the ever changing world we live in.
The greater the change, the greater the need for adaptation. The less one adapts, the greater the likelihood of becoming extinct. On the other hand, the more one adapts to change, the greater the likelihood of being able to perpetuate in the same likeness we were made. The Bible tells us that God does not change. In God’s creation we see a lot of variability among the living species He made. The greater the variability among the species created, the greater the freedom to choose and adapt by obeying His laws. The crowning act in the creation of this world was in the making of man because man was made in the image of God. We were made with the power to choose between right and wrong. We have the greatest ability to adapt and the greatest ability to disobey. To whom much is given, much is expected. On the other hand, some scientists say that we evolved from haphazard chance and that things happen at random, but let us analyze the evidence.
Imagine for a moment that you had a fine tuned Swiss watch with over 100 moving parts that kept perfect time. Then one day you took it apart, put it in a box and shook it up. What is the probability that it would follow an orderly process that once again would keep perfect time? One in 100 trillion? The odds get even worse when we look at the example of the human organism that has the complexity of over 100 trillion cells that keeps perfect time with the circadian rhythm of the universe. What is the probability that one cell could reproduce in the same image generation after generation for the past few thousand years unless there was someone watching over us? As one can see, the human frame defies what is considered the backbone of the established law of entropy in the theory of evolution.
This being said, in the beginning, everything in nature was wonderful, beautiful and full of wisdom for our learning. However, today, whatever wonder and beauty that we might find in nature, we find as a double edged sword, because no matter where you go, the newsstands are full of horrifying natural disasters about famine, earthquakes, pestilence and disease. If we are not careful, we can spend all of our time learning about the “awful” times we live in.
On the other hand, acknowledging the sharpness of the “awe-full” times in which Adam and Eve lived in before sin, David said about our Creator, “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well.” Psalms 139:14. There is much that we can learn from nature about the human species. The deeper this double edged sword cuts, the more we learn about our Creator and His love for us.
The primary role of a physician is “Education!, Education!! and then even more Education!!!” The true art and science of healing does not tax or debilitate the human organism by it’s inherent properties. Never the less, it requires the study of some basic concepts in anatomy and physiology along with the application of natural remedies. Once these basic laws are learned and understood in the mind, then with patience, when we obey these principles, our bodies can, by the grace of God, incorporate and experience healing that permeates to the depths of our souls.
Thomas Edison once stated in reference to the doctor of the future, “The doctor of the future will not prescribe medicines, but rather will focus on true remedies for the human frame, and in the prevention of diseases.”
There are many misconceptions about how the art of healing should be practiced, but there is only one way that heaven approves of. If man will first trust in God, obtain adequate rest, exercise, be temperate, dress with modesty, and use His simple agents properly, and apply principles of hygiene in the operation of His temple, then God will continue to cooperate with the human agent in providing His natural agents of sunlight, water, clean air, life bearing grass, seeds and herbs in the prevention of disease.
The human organism has been blessed with the ability to adapt to change. The physical organs are servants to the mind, and the nerves are messengers that transmit their orders to each part of the body, guiding the movement to all parts for the living machinery. EGW CG 360.2 The body has a great potential for adaptation, according to the medium that it has cultivated.
As the mind is designed to adapt itself, according to what it has been subjected to, if we cultivate good habits, it is amazing the fruit it gives in due time. EGW CG 360.3
Phillipians 4:19 Paul tells us that “…my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” The mental ability to adapt comes from God. We need to learn how to be content, despite what may come our way. “Not that I speak in respect of want: For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased (put down), and I know how to abound (lifted up): every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Phillipians 4:11-13.
It is when the going gets tough that the tough get going. When we do not ask God to supply all of our needs, as the going gets tough, we can easily become discontented. When there is a void and emptiness inside our minds, if we are not careful, when we do not adapt to our surroundings, we may find ourselves filling our bodies with unsightly curves.
No matter how much we try to loose weight, when we are not content, there is not a diet or exercise plan on the face of this earth that can make us look attractive, even though from all outward appearances we may try to act the part. However, it is wonderful for us to know that there is no one more attractive that is clearly transparent inside and out, from top to bottom, forwards and backwards and from side to the other than someone expressly made inside and out of the image of God. In showing others the character we represent, by the grace of God, we will not blow up or get bent out of shape, no matter what curves are thrown at us, no matter how they figure, we know that we are not alone. We must always remember, when we ask God to supply all of our needs, no matter what happens, we can always and in all ways be full of joy and be content in our minds and hearts that gives us the power to will and to do his good pleasure. As we are attracted to what brings joy and happiness to our maker, we will naturally adapt to the changes that occur out of following him. This enjoyment that shapes up and works out of the essence of our beings is an attractive fragrance that permeates through our minds, bodies and souls.