Part of DNA’s genius is how dense and energy efficient it is. One gram stores 455 billion gigabytes, and just four grams hold as much data as the world produces in a year! Every cell in your body carries a copy of your DNA, a remarkably long ‘scroll’ of code that unwinds to over 2 metres. In fact, strung together, the DNA in all the cells in your body could reach the sun and back four times over! It’s a staggering amount of data that instructs each one of your 10 trillion cells on who they are, where they are, what to do, and when. [Watch:https://youtu.be/
ENCOUNTER GOD’S DESIGN IN CREATION
The beauty of design in creation is no less intricate wherever and however we look at our universe. And even as we encounter the ravages of wasting diseases or debilitating disabilities due to genetic disorders, mutations or DNA ‘hijack’ (like HIV/AIDS), we cannot help but wonder how we might reverse these effects and restore life to normal. Paul’s Letter to the Romans tells us that all creation is suffering from decay and desperately awaits restoration, but that we as “children of God” (8:19) are the agents of change.
God has given each of us, in His written Word, the source code to all of created life (Jhn 1:3). Just like DNA, this ‘code of life’ contains unique instructions for every single person: to learn who we are, our place, function and purpose in a larger body of Christ, and how to transform the world we live in. Sadly, we often choose to ignore, reject or deviate from this ‘code of life’, giving reign to cell dysfunction, decay and eventual death. When we follow the code, we find redemptive grace to restore our broken world in physical, emotional, spiritual, social, economic and relational wholeness.
“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.”
~Letter to the Romans (8:19-21) ~