Collage Artwork of the Immune System, Hans-Ulrich Osterwalder (2013)

The Immune System: Protected by God

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3-7 (NRSV)

Michael Kinch, professor and author of books on science and medicine states that “The immune system is the most interesting organ in the body.” There are lymph nodes, bone marrow, the spleen, and the thymus that churn out immune cells. We have at the least 300 different kinds of immune cells, but likely countless more. This is the mission statement of the immune system: identify what is not supposed to be in the body and if necessary, alleviate it. Which leads us to our Scripture reading where we read about how we’re protected by the power of God.

In a sense, God guards us—like an immune system. Jesus is later described in the letter as the Guardian of our souls. Peter’s words are a celebration of God’s gracious character and God’s activity in our lives to help guard and guide us through the puzzling challenges and fiery trials thrown our way. Just like he did for Jesus.


April 25, 2021 Online Service Bulletin and Bible Study

Sermon Art: “Collage Artwork of the Immune System” by Hans-Ulrich Osterwalder (2013)

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