Monday, June 29

All Things Are Held Together

In the beginning, God created…

David said, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” (Ps. 19:1-4 NIV)

In other words, the heavens present the creations of God’s handiwork like a singing and dancing chorus line, parading across a vast, cerulean stage. Daily, they declare the knowledge of God, and nightly, they sing their own special praise songs, but their divine drama goes unnoticed.

Seeing the vast universe that God has created, some people plead ignorance to the knowledge of the Creator and His Word in action.

Paul says they have no excuse, “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” (Rom. 1:20 NLT)

Though the vast outer limits of celestial bodies silently declare the truth of God’s eternal power of creation, His handiwork is nowhere more evident than within man’s body.

God’s Word fashioned man in His Own image, as if He drew near to form him with His own hands out of the earth, as a potter in total absorption with his clay, taking time to sculpt him. Though God spoke man into being with His Word, He initiated a personal relationship with him as His special creation, as a hands-on project.

The Potter took His time with His most prized possession, and through His Word, molded here, patted there, adding more in this spot, a little less in that spot. Can’t you just imagine that Adam looked like one of Michelangelo’s statues when God was finished?

When God finished creating man, He knew every intricate organ, ligament, and cell in man’s body. He knew every hair on his head. And He knew exactly what that body needed to be held together.

The Word says, “Christ Himself is the Creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can’t…all were made by Christ for His own use and glory. He was before all else began and it is His power that holds everything together.” (Col. 1:16-17 TLB) Including man’s body.

Quite some time ago, a friend sent me an email that had been circulating at the time and has since become quite renowned. It looks deep into the complexity of man’s body, into the cellular level, and shows what God created to hold our bodies together.

Many of you have probably read about or seen a video by Louie Giglio on laminin. If you haven’t, let me explain. (At the end of the post is a link to the video.)

Laminins are a family of proteins in our bodies. They are cell adhesion molecules and, with other proteins, literally are the glue holding our skin, organs, tissues, and cells in place and allow them to function properly. Without laminins, we would fall apart.
Now…here’s the cool part. This is what a laminin looks like…



Isn’t that awesome? We are held together by Christ in the cross…not only spiritually but physically as well. No one can e-v-e-r tell me there is no God!

“His power…holds everything together.”

I have no excuse not to believe. Do you?

~~Blessings, Lynn~~

If you’ve never seen the Louis Giglio video on laminin, it is awesome. Click here.
10 Responses
  1. Lindylou Says:

    Now Lynn,
    This is a wonderful post!

    I love the picture and the lead up.

    I also always enjoy this minister's videos. He did one on the blessings of fathers that was incredible, and very timely needed in our family.

    Lindy


  2. lynnmosher Says:

    Wow! Are you every quick? I barely got this up and there you were! Thank you so much, Lindy. I deeply appreciate your comment. I'll have to look up the other videos. Thanks!


  3. Gigi Says:

    This was beautiful! I loved the picture of the cross. It reminds me of the passage, "Thy word have I hid in my heart. That I might not sin against thee." The picture of the laminin reminds me again, "When He was on the cross. I was on His mind."

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful tribute to our Savior and a testament to creation that so many want to neglect--mankind. It's nice to know people still believe God created and that we didn't evolve.

    You are a masterpiece, a new creation fashion and molded in the likeness of God. Praise God!

    Love and Prayers! ~Gigi


  4. Jean Wise Says:

    Beautiful and inspirational post. wow, thanks for making my day!


  5. Vicki Dauer Says:

    Wow, I hadn't seen the image of the laminin OR watched that video. I love seeing how God is in ALL and holds us together.
    Thank you, Lynn, for another great post.
    Vicki



  6. Lorrie Says:

    Very interesting! I had never heard of that before. What a great example of our awesome God and His workmanship :-)


  7. Sylvia Says:

    I have seen the video before, but it just gives me goosebumps to know that God has planned everything so perfectly and there is no doubt that He is our Creator.


  8. Ernest Says:

    Lynne,

    Certainly thought provoking. As God knew all, knows all, created all, he must have forseen the Cross and what Jesus Christ would be sent to do for our salvation.

    This is a sign of that knowledge, built into mans very creation.

    How Great God is!!


  9. Cheri Says:

    I love this video. I've seen it before, and I always enjoy it when I see it. What a beautiful reminder of how we are fearfully and wonderfully made!

    I left a little something for you on the Glass House Ministries blog, under the "We Have a Winner" post.

    Have a blessed day,
    Cheri