Mucus and God

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14

So I've been blowing my nose quite a bit lately and I decided to find out where mucus comes from. Gross, I know. But I'm married to a doctor, so I should really begin to educate myself about these things.

You know why your body puts out a whole lot of snot when you're sick? Mucus traps bacteria and other foreign agents in an attempt to prevent them from inhabiting your lungs. There's a reason for everything.

I just started praising God after reading about mucus. It's crazy, I know, but this is the work of a Designer who is also the Great Physician. Just wow. He thought of everything!

In my ignorance I thought the snot and sore/scratchy throat were the common cold itself. But no, they are the, albeit inconvenient, way my body prevents the virus from doing more damage!

This is very exciting to me today, for some reason. I just keep looking at my the design of my hands--if I ever were to become a doctor myself, I would be a hand surgeon--and blowing my nose and thanking God. I'm sick of being sick (been sick on and off since Christmas), but I'm so thankful that my body is doing exactly what God designed it to do to prevent worse illness and complications.

In summary, praise God for mucus!

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Hello! I'm Faith. I'm a verbal processor who wants to love the Lord and love people with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I write to think and think to write. I don't drink coffee. I am a dogless dog lover. I enjoy hosting large parties in my home, and I enjoy being alone. Join me in looking to Him and pursuing A Radiant Face.


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