God’s Glue

A  doctor-friend wrote:

A couple of days ago I was  running (I use that term very loosely) 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 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. And I knew all this already. But  what I didn’t know is what laminin LOOKED LIKE.

But  now I do.

And  I have thought about it a thousand times since  (already)….

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 will  see…

Now  tell me that our God is not the coolest!!!

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  creation.

For  by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth ,  visible and invisible,

whether  thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were  created by him and for him.

He  is before all things, and in him all things HOLD TOGETHER. ‘  Colossians 1:15-17.

Call  me crazy. I just think that is very, very, very cool.

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.

You  would never in a quadrillion years convince me that is anything  other than the mark of a Creator who knew EXACTLY what laminin  ‘glue’ would look like long before Adam even breathed his first  breath!!

”  Faith is not knowing what the future holds, but knowing who  holds the future.”

I wanted you to know  and  to understand  that  YOU are being held together by the cross of Jesus  Christ!  His love!  His forgiveness and His marvelous  power!

 

Resource: Anonymous