This is a pretty neat
story and an interesting thing that few of us know. It's
brief, so please read. (FROM A
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
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
And then I lost my breath. And it wasn't because I was running my
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!!!
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
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
You would never in a quadrillion years convince me that is anything
than the mark of a Creator who knew EXACTLY what laminin 'glue'
would look like long before Adam breathed his first breath!!