I went to the Body Works exhibit early this year at the Telus World of Science in Vancouver. It was interesting to see real bodies, and organs etc. I have seen a lot of body system models and engaged in animal dissections in my university studies and work as a science teacher, but these were real. No room for artistic error.
            My favorite part was the embryonic development section. It was sad to know that individuals had lost the babies that were in the exhibit, but it was great to see the development of life. The embryos weren't fish-like, they were human. We had had a miscarriage at 9-weeks with our first pregnancy, and here I saw the embryo at that stage. Although small, you could see its arms, legs, and details of the head -- it was a child we lost. 
            Another item that struck me was that these were all at once living beings, and now they are dead. We have developed a process to preserve their body, organs, muscles etc. but there is something missing. There is no longer a spirit or a soul. This reminded me again that the body I am in however good or bad it is, is not "me". When I die, it doesn't matter if my body is buried, cremated, or put in an art display because that is not "me". I have a spirit, a soul, that wants to be connected with its creator God. Job makes this separation when he talks to God in Job 10:11-12, "[Did you notclothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit." Knowing that I have a physical and a spiritual body also encourages me as my physical body starts to weaken. 2 Corinthians 4:16 - Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. In the same way I want my spirit to be renewed each day and to have a stronger, closer relationship with God. You too?