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Saturday, June 19, 2010

the handiwork of God

I received this in an email back in March and saved it. I saw it in my inbox today and thought I would share it with you. If you are not familiar with Louis Giglio, he is a powerful and dynamic speaker and founder of Passion, a Christian conference ministry that focuses on college students. This is a quote from someone sharing about watching Giglio's DVD message, "How Great Is Our God".

"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 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 the one who sustains us.

Then he started talking 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 ... 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. The 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 bef
ore all things, and in Him all things HOLD TOGETHER. ' (Colossians 1:15-17)

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!!"

If that doesn't move us to praise, if that doesn't confirm the greatness of God, if that doesn't remind us that He Is Lord.....I don't know what will!!!


  1. Our church watched the video on him speaking on this. It was awesome!! What a powerful reminder of How Great Is Our God!!

  2. Love this!! Thank you so much for your prayers.

  3. I've seen this video a few times and am always amazed by it!! Great post!

  4. Yes...our God is totally amazing!! This was really neat -

    I've missed checking my blog friends while I was away so I've been catching up...LOVE the new window and all the nice things on the shelves around it. And - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Hope you had a wonderful day, a great Father's Day and the week is starting off well!

    Am home now - so will check in on you later, too!


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