"Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee."
Ouch! You've just gotten a paper cut on your finger. What's the first thing you do? If you're like most people, you'll probably put your finger in your mouth. If you think about it, you probably have no idea why you put your finger into your mouth. Actually, when a dog licks its wounds or you put your paper cut ravaged finger in your mouth, you are beginning medical treatment.
Medical science is only just learning what God knew when He built this reaction into us. The saliva of mammals and human beings contains epidermal growth factor. Studies show that when epidermal growth factor is applied to wounds, healing takes place much faster. Epidermal growth factor increases the number of cells available to grow new skin over a wound. It also encourages capillaries to form near the wound to increase blood supply. Epidermal growth factor doubles the amount of new DNA at the wound site. Finally, it increases the amount of collagen in the wound to give the new tissue the strength to close up and remain closed.
Researchers have little idea how epidermal growth factor works. They are still researching this powerful medicine that's found in our saliva.
Only our wise and loving Creator could have provided us with this convenient and powerful medical treatment. Only He could have built into us the natural reaction of putting an injured finger into our mouth. Like so much else in the creation, this is too well designed to be nothing more than a series of unrelated coincidences.
Notes: "An Aid to Healing that Simply Can't Be Licked." Discover, April, 1986. P. 10.
Diagram: Protein structure of mouse epidermal growth factor.
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