Psalm 139:14 tells that we are, “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Lubbock Junior Academy has been studying about the systems of the body. Specifically, about the nervous system, and the marvelous brain God has given us.

This past week LJA students dissected a sheep’s brain and compared it to that of a human brain. First, a straight cut was made to separate the right and left hemispheres of the sheep’s brain. Students could see the similar structures between the human brain and a sheep brain. The size of the two brains may differ but the configuration is similar.

The bulk of the brain matter consists of the cerebrum. The cerebellum is a small bun-shape under the base of the cerebrum. The brain stem extends from the bottom of the brain. The corpus callosum is a thick lay of nerve fibers that connects the left and right hemispheres.

The students also were required to identify the parts of the sheep brain on a diagram. Just think, when God made man, He formed him from the earth and breathed the breath of life into him. We are only beginning to scratch the surface of what God has done.

Susan Zimmermann