Have you ever heard of something called laminin? Here is how Wikipedia describes them :”Laminins are a family of proteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding of basement membranes in almost every animal tissue.” Laminins are what hold us together….LITERALLY. They are cell adhesion molecules. They are what holds one cell of our bodies to the next cell. Without them, we would literally fall apart. With my science background I knew all this already, what I didn’t know is what laminin looked like.
Below is what the structure of laminin looks like. Keep in mind that this is NOT a ‘Christian portrayal’ of it. If you look up laminin in any scientific/medical piece of literature, this is what you will see:
Now tell me that our God is not Amazing!
The ‘glue’ that holds us together…ALL of us…is in the shape of the cross.
Colossians 1:15-17 comes to mind.
‘He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things HOLD TOGETHER.’ Colossians 1:15-17
Thousands of years before the world knew anything about laminin, Paul penned those words. And now we see that from a very LITERAL standpoint, we are held together…one cell to another…by the cross.
You would never convince me that is anything other than the mark of a Creator who knew EXACTLY what laminin ‘glue’ would look like long before Adam even breathed his first breath!! To some people this is nothing more than a simple coincidence but for those of us who have Faith in the Lord we know it is soo much more than that! It’s just another way our God shows us He is there and real. He is our creator and is behind every little molecule and chromosome that makes us who we are.
We praise YOU, Lord!