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THE GLUE THAT HOLDS US TOGETHER....

Sunday, June 08, 2008


A couple of days ago I had a friend to tell me about 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 ....and I was remembering how I constantly amazed 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 had never heard of 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. . however, I didn't know what laminin LOOKED LIKE.

But now I do.
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, you will see that the glue that holds us together is in the shape of a cross ( see the above picture)... This amazed me so very much I wanted to share it with the rest of you... God is always amazing me daily !!!

Colossians 1:17 says: He (Christ) is before all things and IN HIM ALL THINGS HOLD TOGETHER.” Now, that’s a really powerful passage if you ask me.

Hugs and Prayers,
Sherrilou
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  • LINDAKAY392
    God is truely amazing. We had a wellness conference last weekend at Church, Dr Couey was there, he is a cell physiologist at Baylor and he was talking about this very thing and now here it is. Thank you for sharing.
    4633 days ago
  • MARIELLEE
    Amazing! God is so wonderful, and His handprints are all through our being, eh? Thanks for sharing this, Sherri!

    Have a blessed week!

    Mariel
    4641 days ago
  • GODSFAVOR119
    This is just amazing, God is so good.
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    4645 days ago
  • MEME102
    We shouldn't be as surprised as we are, should we?? But amazing very much so. Thanks for sharing!
    4647 days ago
  • HOGANSHERO7
    That's crazy interesting! Thanks for the great post! emoticon
    4647 days ago
  • YESI1211
    LAMININ!!!
    My pastor covered this in church about a month ago.
    4648 days ago
  • PRAYSE
    That is way-cool, Sherrilou!! I am going to share this with everyone--thank you!!
    4648 days ago
  • no profile photo BEAUTIFUL~LILY
    Pretty interesting stuff here Sherrilou. So many of our homeschool books that discuss history and science really show God's hand in so much of who we are and how we came to be. I love that we aren't defined by either...history or science or any other earthly measure but by God and His design for us! Pretty neat thing this "laminin" huh?! emoticon
    4648 days ago
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