For me, the idea of a creation is not conceivable without
invoking the necessity of design. One cannot be exposed
to the law and order of the universe without concluding
that there must be design and purpose behind it all.
-Wernher von Braun, Aerospace engineer, and space architect. The leading figure in the development of rocket technology
However, without them, we wouldn’t be able to button a shirt, pick up a coin, hold a pen, throw a dart, or perform other routine tasks. Without our thumbs, we would be able to hold a glass, open a door with a key, or throw a ball without a thumb. Your thumb is critical for everyday life.
Isaac Newton, the Father of modern science, stated, “In the absence of any other proof, the thumb would convince me of God’s existence.”
What angels invented these splendid ornaments,
these rich conveniences, this ocean of air above,
this ocean of water beneath, this firmament of earth between?
this zodiac of lights, this tent of dropping clouds,
this striped coat of climates, this fourfold year?
The real miracle is not getting healed or surviving an accident but living with five senses on a planet where we experience strawberries, hummingbirds, sunsets, waterfalls, penguins, butterflies, ice cream, romance, roses, humor, chocolate, wine, kittens, coffee, and tropical beaches. Einstein got it right: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.”