I have been invited to give a lecture about whisky nosing at a science festival later this month, and part of the lecture is involved in explaining the perception of smell.
So I spent some time today in college researching the biochemistry behind the sense of smell.
I am now sitting here in awe and wonder at how amazing God is.
The “simple” act of smelling something involves the most wonderful and complex physiology and biochemical reactions involving enzymes, receptors, proteins, nerve cells and the brain.
The most amazing thing that I have learned this morning though is that even new and completely artificial compounds, devised and invented by man, can be recognised and differentiated by the sense of smell.
My initial reaction was that there was not enough time (even if the earth is as old as scientists tell us) for this to evolve, and also that it was impossible to evolve the ability to smell compounds that did not yet exist.
Then came the wonder and awe about our Creator God.
Through Jesus, God created all things, including how the sense of smell operates (Hebrews 1 v 2 and Colossians 1 v 16 and 17).
His Creation displays His Splendour and His Majesty.
His Creation cries out that He is here.
After seeing how the sense of smell works only a fool would say that there is no God.
Next time you smell a rose, a perfume or dare I say it, a glass of whisky, give thanks to the Lord God for His wonderful Creation.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you are the wonderful Creator, and thank you that you created me”.
Hebrews 1 v 2…..Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds