The human body is amazingly complex.
I spent some time with one of the doctors last evening, just picking his brain. He has worked in pediatric intensive care for nearly 12 years. He also has a special interest and has done research in the area of brain trauma. He had a few minutes of downtime, so I asked him some things about the brain.
The more I talk to these guys, the more I realize that there is a lot they do not know about the human body. There is just so much to know, so many factors, and yet still so many unknowns. Everybody is different, every situation is unique. And when you get to the brain, it’s a whole new level of unknowing. The brain can relearn, re-heal, reset - but they don’t know why or how. When brain cells die due to an injury, other parts of the brain kick in and start learning how to do what the injured part is supposed to do. (It sounds like a science fiction movie!) There have been hundreds of studies throughout recent years, thousands of attempts to try and crack the code, with very little headway.
I said to the doctor, "we just can’t seem to crack the code?" He said “It’s as you said before, Geoffrey, there is this “Higher Power” that seems to have put this whole thing together, and it is so complicated, there are so many factors present, it is nearly impossible to nail it down."
He told me that when a typical injury occurs to the brain, there are at least 75-100 “events” that take place at the neuron level within the brain to cause inflammation. That’s 75-100 events that they know of. There could be, and probably are, many more! I had asked him if there were any medications that might be available to help speed up the brain recovery process. That’s when he told me about these complexities. There are just too many things going on to be able to target them all and reverse the inflammation! The brain is just too complex!
You know what I think? I believe that there are things that God just isn’t going to allow us to discover or understand. The brain is a fascinating part of the human body. It goes way beyond human understanding. I don’t think we will ever figure it out. I think God wants to hang on to some of his creation, and keep us in awe. That’s what God does. If we could figure it all out, we could find a way to handle things without God.