Have you ever had to stand to up to someone about your beliefs? Faith is something extremely personal, and it’s not something that one should have to defend. People who think they know it all will stand by science as the only explanation. But what if science, in fact, could help explain religion rather than argue against it?
Teach Me the Ways shared this story about the mysteries of the universe-unraveled.
Read what happened below.
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 laminin LOOKED LIKE.
But now I do.