Devotional Gems by Jolene
Created for Bible Study for Kids
By J.D. Griffith
The Supremacy of Christ “He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation. For by Him (Jesus) 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 (Jesus) all things
Some people will believe this scripture on faith alone. Others will
scoff at the words and demand proof. That’s the nature of humankind.
Each person is unique and each has different needs. Some are gullible
and believe all sorts of things on faith—without proof. They believe
what people tell them, regardless of the person’s integrity.
They believe with hope that their lives are on a path of future success.
Some people need verification, evidence, and substantiation.
Which kind of person are you?
What if there were proof, would more people believe that God holds all
things in His sovereign hand? For those who put their trust in what is
seen, I offer you proof of the “glue” that holds the human body
It is inconceivable how BIG our God is. Besides SPEAKING the universe
into existence and knitting our human bodies together in our mother’s
wombs, He is also at work intimately INSIDE our bodies.
Louie Giglio is a zealot for God. He is speaking to all who would listen
about Laminin, a protein based cell-adhesion molecule. Just like rebar,
steel that is immersed into cement for structural strength, laminin is
the “glue” that holds our bodies together.
This protein is found in the extracellular matrix that forms all the
internal organs. Here is a picture of Laminin:
Does anything look familiar? This literally takes my breath away!
The four arms can bind to other molecules. The three short arms are
particularly good at binding to other laminin molecules—forming sheets.
These are our body’s “scaffolding” that give our skeletal structure
strength. The long arm of the molecule is capable of binding to cells
which help anchor organs to the membrane.
This molecule is found in nearly all of every animal tissue on earth.
The glue that holds us together—ALL of US—is in the shape of the cross!
Tell me that we don’t serve the most awesome God!
Take Home Nugget
For those who need a “real” picture, here’s the image from an
electron microscope: The images on the right are authentic pictures of
actual cells in the molecule—alive and constantly in motion.
It is Christ who holds all things together—literally!
When Paul wrote his letter to Colossae how did he know that in Jesus all
things hold together?
I think this is very, very, very, very, very cool!
Our Creator knows exactly what a laminin molecule looks like!
Happy Labor Day to all who celebrate this holiday in the USA.