is a pretty neat story and an interesting thing that few of us know.
It's brief, so please read.
(FROM A DOCTOR)
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.... 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 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,
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 they 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.
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 invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible And
invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or
All things were created by him
and for him.
is before all things, and in him All things HOLD TOGETHER.'
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 breathed his first breath!!