Jesus and the Kidney
The purpose of this section is to use science to help reveal God’s attributes to us! I hope to offer scientific evidence to show God’s truth in creation.
Have you heard of the Nephron of the kidney. A nephron is the basic structural and functional unit of the kidney. Its main function is to regulate the concentration of water and substances that can dissolve in water like sodium salts by blood filtration. Then that filtrate gets reabsorbed into what is needed and excreting the rest as urine. What that means is that the nephron has two parts to it: one that basically takes everything and says, “Throw it out! It isn’t good!” and the other that says, “No, we can use this! There’s valuable stuff here!” They both serve a valuable purpose. The initial filter gets rid of all of the bad things that can hurt the body if it didn’t get sent out of the body. And the absorber plays a big role in reminding the filter what doesn’t have to get thrown out.
The reason I chose this topic specifically for today’s post was because I know that I struggle with the sin I commit on a daily basis and have no clue what to do but to throw them under the rug and try to move on. So, you know what I do and so many other people do? They push all of the things that they deem unworthy of God’s grace and say that there’s absolutely no way that God can use this for His will or His glory. But, just like the kidneys, we have someone to go back and look at what we threw away. We have God! God can look at our broken lives and say, Don’t worry, I can use this for my glory. You don’t have to be perfect in order to have me use you.
All of the sins and bad experiences that we’ve gone through don’t have to be erased, they have to be given over to the God of the universe who knows what to do with them. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.“ He knows how to use your past better than you do. In Philippians 1:6 Paul says, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus.” What better promise can we have than that? The Creator of the universe, who says He breathed the stars into the heavens, can and will use everything in your life and bring it to good at the day of completion!! He began a good work in you and will leave nothing to waste! The good, the bad, and the ugly will be valuable to Him because YOU are valuable to Him!
My prayer is that we as God’s people will stop trying to hide and shove our sin under the rug, and present ourselves to God for Him to use us however He pleases.
Luwam is a junior at the University of Colorado Denver. She came to know Christ in her freshman year and has continued to grow closer with him ever since. She loves science and is studying Public Health. Luwam hopes to get a career in medicine to ultimately go into medical missions to third world countries using her skills to preach the Gospel to people who don't know Jesus. She has a unique gift of being able to see God's heart and character displayed in science.
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