Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Cross in Our Bodies



This is an article that I received today and it is a pretty neat story and an interesting thing that few of us know. It's brief, so please read. The story is from a doctor so you will find it very interesting.  

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, 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 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....










 


1 comment:

Tim Shey said...

Very good post.

I remember hitchhiking in Montana a year or so ago, and I visited a Christian friend in Belgrade. He showed me a video on Louie Giglio and that is where I first heard of Laminin. It is a great video; really glorifies God.

God is in the details of our lives--even down to the protons, neutrons and electrons and Laminin of our lives. Praise the Lord!

There is another great teacher on creation: Dr. Carl Baugh of the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose, Texas.