Molecular biologists and many Christians (to a much lesser extent) know about laminin, the protein that holds the cells in our bodies together, much like rebar imbedded in a concrete foundation. Scientific diagrams and electronic-microscopes reveal that laminin is shaped like a cross, a sort of molecular illustration of Colossians 1: 16-18:
Christ is the one through whom God created everything in heaven and earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can't see.... Everything has been created through him and for him. He existed before everything else began, and he holds all creation together.
If you know Christ, then you know from first-hand experience what the Cross represents—grace, compassion, love, healing, peace, light, power, joy, forgiveness, and redemption—all that Jesus is and all that He does in us. Interestingly enough, the very next sentence in Colossians reads:
Christ is the head of the church, which is his body.
A relationship with Jesus binds all believers together, regardless of age, social status, citizenship, race, gender, or denomination.
Whether we’re sprinkled, dunked, or splashed
Whether we drive a Mercedes, Jeep, Harley, or John Deere
Whether we pray in liturgies, tongues, or whispers
Whether we wear heels or boots, ties or chains, cashmere or denim
Whether we worship with a hymn, a rap, or a tear
Whether we study from the King James, the Message, or a Kindle
Whether we’re pre-trib, post-trib, or who-the-heck-is-Trib
Whether we praise God in English, Mandarin, or Arapaho
The Cross makes us one.