11 Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands—
12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14 For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,

Have you ever heard of laminin? 

It is a protein in our bodies that provides support to cells and helps them attach where needed inside of our organs. It is often referred to as the “glue” that keeps our cells in place and allows them to function properly. Laminin is vital to the health and wellbeing of our bodies. 

If you search for an image of the structure of laminin, you will find it is in the shape of a cross. Isn’t that fascinating?! It all comes back to the cross, doesn’t it? 

Just as laminin is the glue that holds our cells together, Christ holds all of our life together. 

In this passage, we are reminded that Christ is the unifier for all of His people, breaking down the walls of division that previously existed. He holds all things together (Colossians 1:17). He is our center. 

As a reminder, God left this cross-shaped design in our very genetic makeup.

• How has Christ connected you with someone you may never have crossed paths with otherwise?
• How does the truth of this passage encourage you to build more relationships with those different than you?
• Thank God for His unifying work accomplished by the cross.