Friday, September 7, 2012

God doesn’t make junk

God doesn’t make junk. Remember that slogan from years ago? You may be familiar with the more colloquial rendition:

God don’t make no junk.

No kidding.

Researchers just discovered that fact for themselves, according to an article in yesterday’s New York Times:

Bits of Mystery DNA, Far From ‘Junk,’ Play Crucial Role

“The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but that turn out to play critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave,” wrote Times reporter Gina Kolata

“The discovery, considered a major medical and scientific breakthrough, has enormous implications for human health because many complex diseases appear to be caused by tiny changes in hundreds of gene switches.” 

I’m not addressing this discovery to point out my scientific knowledge (which is so limited as to be undetectable). I’m simply shouting “amen.”

Or more precisely, “No kidding.”

Nothing is wasted.

We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

I know there are many Christian physicians, researchers, scientists and science-fiction novelists out there who already see God’s hand in everything from molecular space to outer space. Those people rarely make a NYT headline.

But it’s exciting to see the secular media report that once-disregarded bits of human DNA are discovered to be
“Far From Junk”

Rejoice with me at this declaration. For someday researchers may just announce something we've known all along:

“Wow, there really is a God.”

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
—Psalm 139:14