Romans 14:11
“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”

While attending school in England, I was taught that my knee is a hinge joint – a rather simple design, much like the hinge of a door. But I now know that the knee is actually a masterpiece of design that could only have come from the hand of a supremely intelligent Designer and Creator.

Right knee seen from the right sideDr. Stuart Burgess, the aerospace engineer responsible for the solar array deployment system on the European Space Agency’s earth observation satellite system, wrote a whole chapter about the human knee in his book Hallmarks of Design. He refers to the knee as a sophisticated “four-bar system” in which two bones and two ligaments work together in perfect harmony.

“When a mechanical engineer looks at the anatomy of the human leg,” Burgess writes, “the four-bar mechanism in the knee joint stands out as one of the most important and impressive mechanisms.” He observes that while the ball-and-socket joint is explained to students in England, the four-bar mechanism of the knee is rarely mentioned in biology textbooks. Burgess believes that teachers are reluctant to talk about it because such a sophisticated mechanism bears the hallmarks of design.

Someday every knee shall bow before the Creator of the universe … and this includes even the most obstinate evolutionists. Creation Moments is here to help you share the truth of biblical creation with unbelievers so that when they do bend their knees, they will do so not out of force but in worship.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray for opportunities to share the truth of biblical creation. Make me bold in standing up for Your truth in the midst of an unbelieving culture. Amen.


Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: S. Burgess, Hallmarks of Design, pp. 10-33 (Day One Publications, 2002). Illustration: Right knee seen from the right side. Courtesy of BruceBlaus. (CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported)

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