the glue that holds us together.

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by FMsaddenedspirit, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. FMsaddenedspirit

    FMsaddenedspirit New Member

    I got this e-mail today and had to share it.. it really blew me away.. I have nto researched it yet but here it is : sorry the pic. woudl not copy in this post.. it looks like a cross.
    You medical, and non-medical, folks - if you haven't already seen this, you will love it!
    This 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 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...

    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 before 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!!

    The Pic looks like a cross. just helps comfirm my thought : that there is a Spark of God in each and every one of us.. I thought this pretty intresting .,.

    enjoy .. and be Blessed.
  2. soulight

    soulight New Member

    I wish that I could see the picture. I'll look it up on the Web. Thank you for this story that you posted even in the midst of your pain of losing a friend.

  3. FMsaddenedspirit

    FMsaddenedspirit New Member

    I know I was a little disapointed I could not copy and past the pic. its really cool.. looks just like a cross...
    Thanks Soulight.. you are a God send today .

    You know whats great. ? When you can feel God working through you... what a feeling !!

    have a blessed day my dear././// Soft huggles.

  4. springwater

    springwater Well-Known Member

    well, Im ambivalent about creation....what i wish is if God created man then i wish He would of not created the sexual desires and reproduction the way it is, because its one big mess. People murder, kill, sin (according to the holy books, masturbation),maim because of their sexual impulses. Kids of fourteen can become mums and dads because they cant reign in their natural impulses. Theres abortion, and infancticide and giving up for adoption because kids who arent wanted are conceived. As for animals the things they go through when the mating season comes...being gored to death in a fight for a mate, the young lion cubs getting bitten mauled to death by the father lion and other just makes me shudder; I honestly think we would hve been designed differently if a loving creator had to do with it.
  5. soulight

    soulight New Member

    I just saw the whole thing on You Tube ! GOD IS AWESOME !!! I sent this one to all my friends . Thank you so much for sharing this. I haven't been able to go to church for a while and I will be watching more talks from this man . I have been touched by Him.Once again , I know the wonder of God and His putting together of every intricate part of His Creation !

    In His Grace,