non-medical, folks - if you haven't already seen this, you will love
is a pretty neat story and an interesting thing that few of us know.
It's brief, so please read.
(FROM A DOCTOR)
couple of days ago I was running on my treadmill, watching a DVD sermon
by Louie Giglio, and I was BLOWN AWAY! I want to share what I
learned.He (Louie) was talking about how inconceivably BIG our God
is. How He spoke the universe into
being. How He breathes stars out of His mouth that are huge
raging balls of fire... Etc. Etc. Then He went on to speak of how this
star-breathing, universe-creating God ALSO knitted our human bodies
together with amazing detail and wonder. At this point I am LOVING it
(fascinating from a medical standpoint, you know), and I
was remembering how I was constantly amazed during medical school
as I learned more and more about God's handiwork. I remember so many
times thinking, 'How can ANYONE deny that a Creator did all of
this???' Louie went on to talk about how we can trust that the God who
created all this, also has the power to hold it all together when
things seem to be falling apart...how our loving Creator is also our
sustainer. And then
I lost my breath. And it wasn't because I was running on my
treadmill, either!!! It was because he started talking about
laminin.. I knew about laminin. Here is how Wikipedia
describes them: 'Laminins are a family of proteins that are an integral
part of the structural scaffolding of basement membranes in almost
every animal tissue.' You see, Laminins are what hold us
together...... LITERALLY. They are cell adhesion molecules. They are
what holds one cell of our bodies to the next cell. Without them, we
would literally fall apart. I knew all this already. But what I
didn't know is what they LOOKED LIKE.
But now I
do. And I have thought about it a thousand times since.
Here is what the structure of laminin looks like...
AND THIS IS NOT a 'Christian portrayal' of it.... If you look up
laminin in any scientific/medical piece of literature, this is what you
Now tell me that our God is not Amazing!
The glue that holds us together.... ALL of us.... Is in the
shape of the cross.
Immediately Colossians 1:15-17 comes to mind.
'He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all
For by him all things were created; things in heaven and on
And invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or
All things were created by him and for him.
He is before all things, and in him
All things HOLD TOGETHER. '
Thousands of years before the world knew anything about laminin,
Paul penned those words. And now we see that from a very LITERAL standpoint, we are held together, one cell
to another, by the cross.