The TED series of talks and presentations has produced some absolutely brilliant and enlightening experiences. Check them out at TED.com. But today I am fascinated by this one.
Life is such a wonderful mystery. Just this week I have seen the miracle at both ends of what we call mortality. We have a new grandchild on the way. Tom and Lindsay have announced that a baby is due to be born on 1-3-13. Hows that for a birthday! This TED presentation shows some amazing photography of the development of the fetus from conception to birth. The guy doing the presentation is a mathematician. He makes a comment a couple of times that the process goes beyond anything he can express mathematically. In March I mentioned an article that demonstrated the preposterously small chance of getting all the games of the NCAA tournament correct by a flip of a coin. That was with only 64 variables. Here is a human body, infinitely more complex than a two-way choice (heads or tails) using 64 variables. What a wonderful expression of God's love for us, His children.
In our eternal journey, the resurrection is the mighty milepost that signifies the end of mortality and the beginning of immortality." (lds.org/general-conference/2000/04/resurrection?lang=eng) It marks the boundary between mortality and immortality. It gives us something to aim for and hope for and work for. Without the resurrection this life on Earth just does not make much sense.
So watch the TED presentation and spend some time contemplating the purpose of life. We are not here by randomness. We have a divine beginning and an eternal destiny.
That's all for how.