Some would have said Henry Ford’s mass production of the Model T is the world’s greatest machine. 

While others would have said it was the rocket that allowed Neil Armstrong to walk on the moon. 

Some would say Jonas Salk’s cure for polio was the world’s greatest invention.

While others would have said it is Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin. 

History records hundreds of miraculous machines, yet there is one that is greatest of all. 

What is this greatest of all machines and inventions?

In my strong opinion, the world’s most extraordinary machine is us, the human being; body, mind, soul, and spirit. Nothing else created compares to its magnificence. 

The gigantic separator between humans and all other forms of created life in the sea, sky, or land is found in our incredible gift to imagine and reason.

The human body, like all machines, requires constant maintenance and care, yet amazingly the human-machine can repair itself. This is a miraculous gift.

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants, you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon, and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!