Iron is probably the most common metal known to man since creation. Its chemical symbol “Fe” element number 26 on the periodic table, is derived from its Latin name Ferrum. Iron has been used by man since the beginning of time and its uses evolved throughout history from machinery, weaponry, to eating and cooking utensils etc. Yet the body cannot function without iron either, this mineral, medical practitioners say, the heme (iron) part of the pigment hemoglobin is important for the transportation of oxygen from the lungs to different tissues. The Iron in the pigment binds reversibly to the oxygen in the lungs and releases it in tissues and cells. Lower iron levels mean lower oxygen levels in the body tissue.
Thus iron, part of the creation recipe, used by God in Genesis 2:7 (GNB) “Then the LORD God took some soil from the ground and formed a man out of it; he breathed life-giving breath into his nostrils and the man began to live”.
As one lives to glorify God with a body that contains earthly elements, such as Iron, and many other minerals, the nature of the soul is carried by the breath of God, this called life, which is contained in every vessel of the living human body. Life without God is a but a process of aging, whereas if the Spirit of God is present in the body, it is quickened and energised for eternal life.
Dear Lord, touch my body today with a fresh breath of life so that my day will be bright, happy, and full of energy. Bless my loved ones with health and success, in Jesus’ name, Amen. Dr Cliff Ferguson – Shalom Centurion.