Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Why I love laminin

Since many of you may not know what laminin is, here is a dictionary definition:

lam·i·nin:  a fibrous protein present in the basal lamina of the epithelia

Got it? I first heard about laminin in a sermon by Louie Giglio about how we can see the glory of God in His creation, be it the vastness of the universe or the intricateness of the smallest parts of the human body.

But what is so special about laminin and what does it have to do with the glory of God? And why talk about laminin to illustrate how God cares for His children? Take a look at the video clip below to get a picture of it and prepare to be amazed!

I want to join Louie Giglio in saying that I love laminin! However, I don't see laminin as a "proof" that the Bible is true, but rather as a beautiful picture of a biblical truth, namely that Jesus Christ holds all things together - even the very cells in your body! And yes, even laminin itself is made by and holds together in Christ!

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities- all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:16-17, ESV)
At this very moment, Jesus Christ is holding this world together - your world and mine. Now there's a reason to be thankful and give Him all the glory!

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