What does the body's healing process tell us about its Maker?
Who can heal you?
The repair of wounds is one of the most complex biological processes that occur during human life. After an injury, multiple biological pathways immediately become activated and are synchronized to respond.
Wound repair and regeneration, NATURE, Vol 453, 15 May 2008 Geoffrey C. Gurtner1, Sabine Werner2, Yann Barrandon3,4 & Michael T. Longaker1
In the moments after an injury occurs, various intracellular and intercellular pathways must be activated and coordinated if tissue integrity and homeostasis are to be restored. Cellular components of the immune system, the blood coagulation cascade and the inflammatory pathways are activated in addition. Many types of cell including immune cells (neutrophils, monocytes, lymphocytes and dendritic cells), endothelial cells, keratinocytes and fibroblasts, undergo marked changes in geneexpression and phenotype, leading to cell proliferation, differentiation and migration.
The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free. We were all given the one Spirit to drink.
I Corinthians 12:7-13, TNIV.
See now that I myself am He! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand.
Jesus said, It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13, NIV'