lamininEver feel like you’re falling apart? Regardless of how stressful or complicated juggling life’s demands can be, the good news is that the estimated 50 to 75 trillion cells in your body are stuck together.

In this continuing series exploring God’s fingerprints on creation, we’ve recently taken a closer look at DNA, amino acids, hormones, and cell membranes. Each topic continued to underscore the importance of individual cells to the overall function of our body … and showed how incredibly complex and intricately designed we are.

Holding our cells together is a protein called laminin. Like a type of glue, laminin promotes the cell adhesion. Heart cells stick together to pump blood while other cells stick together to form the vessels. Muscles, brain, bones, digestive organs, lungs, and more are held together because of this one central protein.

Without laminin, you’d fall apart.

And what does laminin look like? As seen under an electron microscope, the molecule has three short arms and one long arm with a striking resemblance to a cross. It reminds me of something Paul wrote, “(Jesus) is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:17 NIV)

Without Jesus, my life would fall apart.

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 NIV)

Creation declares that God holds us together.

What about you? Does life ever feel like it’s falling apart? What holds it together for you? Are you surprised about the shape of laminin?

Creation Declares – Laminin
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  • July 20, 2014 at 4:37 am

    I am busy studying Logotherapy which I know we all do but not always realising it. Watching the clips of Louis Gigilio about Laminin, I was amazed and found the answer I was always looking for. I am working at a school and so many times the question comes to me, How do you know there is a God. And now doing my one project I experience the finger print of God in me, and I know why I can transform and become better. Martella

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