How great a miracle it is to breathe

2016-12-14 06:01

FROM the moment you are born, you breathe with ease, and as a result, have been able to continue your existence.

If you stop breathing for only a few minutes, this will lead you to the cessation of your bodily functions and possibly to your death. Your very life depends upon substance known as a surfactant in your lungs.

This substance envelops the roughly 300 million tiny air sacs that let the lungs take in oxygen. Surfactant helps in the opening and closing of these sacs every time you breathe, which is no easy task.

One very important feature of this substance is that it starts being produced only one month before a person is born and here begins the miraculous nature of this event.

How is it that a baby, who hasn’t used its lungs while in its mother’s womb, can forsee the difficulty of breathing when it comes out into the world, and then feel the need to start producing this substance.

What type of chemical knowledge can it use to estimate its help in the movement of these sacs. The absence of this substance in babies born prematurely can lead to an infant’s death in a very short time, but this seldom happens.

For many years every full-term newborn has emerged from the womb with lungs coated in this substance, enabling it to breathe with ease. Undoubtedly this miraculous event is neither realised through the will of the baby nor through the intent of the mother.

The one who created this perfect system, and who allows it to be initiated at just the right time, is the Almighty God.

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