I just realized how funny it is that the word “genesis” is in the word epigenesis, and this is a blog where I write about faith and also happen to be a student studying psychology.
I’ve been studying this fascinating topic called epigenesis in my psychology class on human development.
Basically, the theory of epigenesis states that our DNA isn’t written in stone. That depending on our environments, we can actually alter how our genes are expressed.
Don’t worry I won’t go into any more detail than that and bore you to …..
After spending the last week researching this topic, a realization hit me this morning.
If our DNA isn’t written in stone and we have the power to change our genes based on our environments… that’s a HUGE reason to be excited and hopeful!!!
One thing I’ve noticed, is how funny it is that science conveniently leaves spiritually out of its studies and research.
I’m always trying to think of things through a God perspective and science is trying to get me to think of human development in the absence of God.
So, I want to take my thoughts one step further to say:
Wouldn’t it be something if God could speak to me on this topic. I wonder if He would say:
“So you found a reason to be hopeful huh, with epigenesis? Yea, that was me too, I made your genes rewritable. I’m glad you find that helpful or beneficial.”
To take things one step further, I think God gives us a whole lot more to be hopeful for than just the ability to rewrite our genes.
Yes, through scientific breakthroughs we may discover amazing miraculous things that blow our minds wide open.
But, it can never compare to the hope God wants to give us through his son, Jesus.
There is so much more to life than just “this” life. There’s an entire eternity out there waiting for us. Where not only are our genes rewritable, they’re friggin Resurrected!
I am constantly amazed by God’s power and provisions.
I don’t think I’ll ever cease to be amazed.