Saturday, March 1, 2008

Laminin and the Whirlpool Galaxy

If you happen to be a fan of Chris Tomlin and have his latest CD "See the Morning," then you probably also have the DVD that came with it. If you don't, then get your hands on it now! In the midst of the concert on DVD, Chris introduces Louie Giglio who gives an amazing presentation about the greatness of God. It particularly appealed to the side of me that believes I should have been a scientist.

He began by talking about the vastness of the universe, and how God basically breathed out the stars that are infinitely bigger than we are. There is no way to describe how tiny I felt after he described how huge these stars were. The Whirlpool Galaxy was just one of the examples he gave. It is 31 million light years away. But here's the amazing part -- just a few years ago NASA's Hubble telescope was able to capture an image of the core of this gigantic star, which looks like this:

Wow. Anybody else see that cross?

He went from the stars in the universe to the opposite end of the spectrum: the tiniest parts of the human body. Beyond cells and DNA, Giglio introduced us to laminin. Laminin is a protein molecule that adheres the cells of our body together. It's the reason we don't fall apart. Though that in itself isn't that groundbreaking, the structure of it is:

From the most gigantic starts in the universe to the most minuscule parts of the human body, the significance of these images certainly isn't lost on me. Of all the symbols God could have used, he created these things to show us the symbol of the cross, the symbol of his Son, Jesus Christ!

Colossians 1:16-17 "For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible... and in him all things hold together."

1 comment: said...

Thank you for sharing the info and truths in your blog!! That is AMAZING!!! I will see if I can get ahold of that CD! God is SO INCREDIBLE! :)