Last Saturday the father of our student died of a kidney failure and we went to his funeral. A conversation started from the kidneys and eventually many organs of our body, marveling the function of each. The kidneys, its function in urine formation, its importance, its workload and the amount of abuse it received each day. Without our kidney the body cannot remove dangerous substances inside our body fluid, and its failure eventually leads to death. The Creator, knowing its importance, makes a pair of them, identical and has the ability to function on their own. Marveled its architecture and wondered its creation. The same goes to every part of our body, our organs, our cells and their organelles.
We often speak of advances in science and technology, the computers with its ability, the nanotechnology and their implications. Yet, despite this advances, we cannot replicate, duplicate or imitate the role our organs. A simple example is the eye. The advances in camera technology with the many features and size of CCD’s , still we can’t reproduce the function of the eye, to create a vision sending image to the brain and project the image, for other organs to function. A simple explanation is that the sight of a Dominos pizza stimulates our taste buds to secrete saliva!.
Let me take you to another example, the functioning of the heart. The heart beats producing a lub-dub sound, distributing vital nutrients and gases to every corner of our body. You may say that scientist create an artificial heart, and also pacemakers to help defect heart, you are true to the fact, my fried. But what I want to remind you is, none of these function perfectly and neither last.
When we look at the cells, each with their own organelles, tiny and microscopic, you will wonder their marvelous architecture and their division of labor. We can see these cells with a thousand magnifications and sometimes even require the highest resolution of an electron microscope, with more than a lakhs magnification (Just imagine a tiny ant with thousands magnification). Again inside each organelle lies the internal structure with their specific function. Failure of one organelle may lead to many diseases.
Our body organs sometimes fail. A perfect system gone wrong, yet we are unable to repair the damage. Sometimes we can compromise with damage limitation, but not repair. Let me list a few- Diabetes, Cancer, nerve failure, brain damage, deaf, etc. not to mention the many disease we inherited from our ancestors!
Stop here and think who created our body? You will wonder and admire the architect, who creates each and every human with tender love and care. To walk this walk of life, we have the responsibility on ourselves, to tender care and love each and every organ of our body, the power is ours.