***I thought after the series on peace that this post might be a good reminder to us all. It’s all in God’s hands…
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 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 this 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!
All things are held together…in God’s hands. No matter what you are going through, God’s got it! It’s all in His hands!
***If you’ve never seen the Louis Giglio video on laminin, it is awesome. Click here.