A 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
what I learned, but I fear not being able to convey it as
well as I want.
I will share anyway.
He (Louie) was talking about how inconceivably BIG our God
He spoke the universe into being...how He breathes stars out
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
our human bodies together with amazing detail and wonder.
point I am LOVING it (fascinating from a medical standpoint,
.....and I was remembering how I was constantly amazed during
medical school as I learned more and more about God's
I remember so many times thinking: "How can ANYONE deny that
Creator did all of this?"
Louie went on to talk about how we can trust that the God who
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
treadmill either!!! It was because he started talking about
knew about laminin. Here is how Wikipedia describes
them: "Laminins are
a family of proteins that are an integral part of the structural
of basement membranes in almost every animal tissue."
laminins are what hold us together....LITERALLY. They are cell
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
Here is what the structure of laminin looks like...AND THIS IS NOT
"Christian portrayal"' of it. If you look up
laminin in any scientific/medical piece of literature, this is what you will see!
The glue that holds
us together....ALL of us....is in the shape of the cross.
Colossians 1:15-17 comes to mind: "He is the image of the
God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things
things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether
or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by
and for him. He is before all things, And in him all things HOLD
of years before the world knew anything about laminin,
penned those words. The Creator knew EXACTLY what
would look like long before Adam even breathed his first
now we see that from a very LITERAL standpoint, we are held
cell to another....by the cross.
The Return of Jesus by Jacob
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