Faith, you can’t see it, touch it, taste it, or feel it with ordinary senses; bit you know it exists and that it is real. The holy bible tells us in Deuteronomy 7:9, “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is a faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.”
Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him 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, all things hold together. 1 Colossians 1:15-17.
When we look at the vast universe, ever expanding with galaxies, stars, asteroids, comets, planets, and other heavenly bodies we are amazed at Gods creations. Are we no less amazed at the creations on earth? Have you ever wondered what the glue was that held our skin on our bodies, muscles and ligaments, nerves and cells together? I found out today in church that the glue is a protein molecule named Laminin. What is unique about this protein is the shape it takes on itself. It is a crucifix, a symbol of the cross of biblical days of capital punishment. It is also in the heavens known as the Crux Constellation. God gave us this symbol hidden in our bodies to the naked eye (invisible) yet providing an essential function within our bodies, notwithstanding, if we did not have this miracle protein we would not exist as human beings.
Since God created mankind we have yet to fully understand all the molecular and electrical fields of our brains and consciousness though we have made great strides in both areas of study. Why did God create the Laminin in the shape of a cross? I think it is so that we humans can be amazed by science and prompted to theologize the significance of finding something so small to be of great worth. Just like discovering the Crux Constellation is a reminder of the crucifix- a symbol that God created the heavens and the earth.
Laminin – Wikipedia
Laminins are high-molecular-weight (~400 to ~900 kDa) proteins of the extracellular matrix. They are a major component of the basal lamina (one of the layers of the basement membrane), a protein network foundation for most cells and organs.
InterPro: IPR009254 Symbol: Laminin_I
Function · Pathology · Use in cell culture · Laminin domains
The Crux Constellation
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence
We have four church services on Sunday at Eagles View Church in the far north Ft Worth/Saginaw area of Texas. The church is rapidly filling to capacity at each service and yet has a hometown feel to it. The people are friendly and caring and the messages are bible based and Christ-centered labors of love. I have begun a card ministry as a branch of the Visitors Card service.
In the days of mass production and 0.50 cent Dollar Tree cards, it is easy and convenient to buy and drop a quick card in the mail; but mostly impersonal. I have proposed that we send out handmade Get Well cards to our patrons. I am currently making one-card-at-a-time unique in both design and verse with a healing bible scripture enclosed. I plan on having a 100 cards made by Nov. 01, 2018 launch date. The ones I have made and sent have been well received, so far. One of my cards hit the mark and the receiver said it made her day to know that the church really cared about her.
Currently, I am using my scrapbooking supplies, embellishments, fabric, and other do-dads to make each care one of a kind. I will be asking for volunteers to bring in small stuff that can be used to decorate the cards with. I think I will call it the Loving Embrace Ministry because that is what we are doing, we are giving a piece of our heart to someone in trouble with an illness or trauma to help them feel better and have hope. I will need to purchase card stock and color laser ink in bulk, with my lack of resources this will be the difficult part. At least, I have some pretty scripture ink blocks to decorate with and my imagination is flying off the walls. So my friends, pray for me that the ideas will never run dry and the uniqueness will always remain fresh.