Eat Your Protein!
The human body is such a complex system of parts working together, functioning as a well organized and synchronized unit-creating, sustaining, and advancing LIFE.
People—be it your parents, your teacher, your coach, nutritionist or something you read somewhere or maybe a well versed in holistic medicine physician—will tell you of the importance associated with eating protein. But why?
Did you know...
The human body is made up entirely of cells. These microscopic powerhouses are enormously smart and control most of what happens in the body. A person with cancer or disease in the body has compromised cells. Cancer strikes at cells like electric shock breaking down and wearing down the integrity of the cell walls. This is called free radical damage. Enough free radical damage and cancer is born.
Our tiny cells require protein to build and sustain life. So necessary is protein to every function as the energy source—that our cells also possess the ability to make protein.
How cool is that?
The Divinely Inspired creation of you is hardwired right down in the smallest components of your DNA. Your cells need to be fed the right stuff to keep recreating YOU every day.
Let’s look at RNA. What’s that? Ribonucleic Acid. mRNA is the tiny messenger that attaches units of information to create new cells and they utilize the assistance of tRNA which carries proteins from within the cell to bind with the mRNA. These highly specialized functions of the cell are so microscopic they must be studied under a microscope. Does this make them less important than external features of the human body?
No. Quite the opposite really. The external features cannot continue to live without them.
So what is all this simplified talk of human physiology and biochemistry? Deep science fascinated me yet boggles my mind at the same time. The intricate complexity of all that goes on within our blood is astounding and can be very challenging to learn. I learned all of this in college, but because I don’t use this information in my everyday vernacular I get rusty. The information is still in my brain, but because it’s not used regularly, I sometimes forget the details of how to explain it. But even though I go about my day and I’ve been graduated from college for more years than I can believe (because when you’re in school you think you’re never going to finish)...that hasn’t stopped my cells from working for me. They’ve been faithful and true ever since the day I was conceived, working and building and creating life for ME.
There’s an old school camp song called “Power in the Blood”. Isn’t it true? It’s true figuratively as we lean on the saving grace through the shed blood of Christ. But it’s also literally true. And even though you live your life and don’t maybe remember God, or even call on His Name...He still treats you the same. He keeps on quietly working on your behalf working behind the scenes and in the quiet places producing the beauty of your life.
You may not see Him—but He did it all.
Maybe you can’t touch Him—
but He is touching the world around you, carving paths, giving revelation and inspiration and creating your every opportunity. He’s doing it all just like that microscopic RNA delivering the protein you need to live it all.
From the view of Heaven—
We are all quite microscopic.
But God needs no viewfinder or microscope to see you.
He is intimately aware of every thing about you.
His eye watching over you and ensuring your life.
He also created you to be needed. You were created with value.
The ground is level at the Cross.
We all enter the same way.
God has a place for you in His Body. You play a part. There are no small or insignificant roles in His Kingdom. Just as we see the critical importance RNA plays in cell life and replication to sustain life, so you too are needed to sustain His Body and His Kingdom.
Never forget how valuable and valued you are.
Don’t become rusty in the things and knowledge and love of God.
He is the Besotted of Heaven, full of mystery and chemistry and He stirs the heart with the Power of the Blood.
He gave it all up for the power of Love.
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16
“For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.”