We are all X-Men

Did you know that you are an X-Man? I am, too. (In case you don’t know what X-Men are, they’re mutants who harbor mutations giving rise to “super” powers and abilities).

Okay, perhpas you and I aren’t manifesting any super power, but you and I do have mutations, in fact, quite a few.

Scientists discovered that even as embyros, only a few days old, we are already acquiring mutations, as many as three mutations each time the cells divide! (click here to read the publication)

When scientists analyzed the cells from the skin of sun-exposed eyelids of adults who were totally normal, they found just as many mutations in their skin cells as in full blown cancer cells. (click here to read the publication)

Apparently, having cancer-causing mutations is not enough to develop cancer. Even more shocking is that we don’t all have cancers popping up everywhere in our bodies.

So, we are superheroes, not the kind you read about in comic books (I mean “graphic novels”), but even better, the type that king David describes in the Old Testament Bible:

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” (Psalms 139:14)

God has given our bodies an amazing ability to supress cancer and prevent it from forming, despite the presence of many cancer-causing mutations in our bodies. How fearfully and wonderfully our bodies are made, indeed.

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