Jesus Holds All Things Together – Laminin, the Cross and Colossians 1:16-17 Weekly Faith and Health Scripture

Colossians 1:16-17 says, “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”laminin is the protein molecule, shaped like a cross, that holds our cells together.

Laminin and Jesus

This past weekend the pastor at church mentioned the protein laminin in his sermon. He urged us to go home and read about it. I’ve taken a little time to do that. Here’s what I learned.

Laminin is a cell adhesion molecule. It’s the stuff that holds the membranes of our bodies together. Read about laminin on Wikipedia. A diagram of its’ structure is to the right. Isn’t it something that the shape of the “glue” that holds us together is in the form of a cross? Yes, as Psalm 139:14 says, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. And we do have such an awesome God that is in ALL the details of our life. Such details as shaping the glue that holds us together in the form of a cross.

Jesus on the Cross

Jesus died a horrible death on a cross to set us free from sin and to give us an eternal life. He also died to give us an abundant life here on this earth. As we know him more and more deep in our hearts he can set us free from addictions, pain and all the stuff that keeps us in chains. And He wants to be the ‘glue’ that keeps us together on the inside and makes us a whole person.

Follow this link to a moving video by Louie Giglio about God’s love, Jesus and laminin.

Jesus wants to hold us all together like glue. I hope you know Him and have experienced His love. If you have questions about the Christian faith or want to know more about Jesus and His love, I hope you’ll contact me.

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  1. Mark Miller says

    This is awesome,the way that science and religion can actually be linked. This should really put to rest a lot of disbelief. God is great!!!

    • brett larson says

      Hello Mark,
      Is this you my neighbor from Tustin, CA on Dean Street? This is Brett Larson lived across the street. I hope its you… Please reply. God Bless You.

  2. Ron Guyor, Sr says

    Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! This and so much more that I have found as supported by science just strengthens my faith more, and more, and more in my lord Jesus Christ and in my Father and Creator. God is totally awesome. Those who do not believe that there is a God who created all of this – Satan has blinded them or they just do not want to believe. Here are some other facts in Genesis Chapter 1:14-19 – “God divided darkness and light.” In 1980 or 1981 or 1982, the Detroit News or Free Press had an article about the University of Ohio. They did an experiment with sound to see if sound could split darkness into light. Wow! They were successful. They said it (sound )was extremely loud and did split darkness into light proving this scripture is true. I could share more like Noah’s Flood. We have an awesome God. Praise God!

  3. Tony says

    Really Ron? That sounds made-up to me. Please provide some links. Light cannot be “split” from darkness by sound. Darkness is just the absense of light particles called photons. How could sound make something appear out of nothing? I thought only a god could do that.

    Also, you really should be praising Zeus because of Laminin. It bears much more resemblance to the Caduceus (the symbol of Iris and Hermes) than it does to a crucifix.

    Not to demean you, but you have a faulty understanding of what facts and proof are. Even if scientists magically turned sound (longitudinal waves) into light (transverse waves), it would not prove anything about the validity of something written in a book thousands of years ago.

    …And please tell me how Noah got all the animals from other continents to swim across the oceans so they could jump on the ark.

    No, I’m not blinded by the devil either, because he also was invented by humans.

  4. Amelia says

    As a Christian and a person involved in the deep sciences, there can be many contradictions at times and dealing with non-believers makes it only tougher. I like the link between science and faith that has been made in this article. Every great designer leaves his mark :)….

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  6. Ty says

    To Tony:
    No, the devil was invented and made by God. He was an angel…he was the most beautiful of them all. Then he became jealous of God and wanted to be God so God casted him down to Earth (which He (God) created). And Zeus is not a god. He (notice the name) the god of greek mythology. The prefix Myth – 1. A traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, esp. one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature. 2. Any invented story, idea, or concept. 3. An imaginary or fictitious thing or person. 4. An unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution. So there, he is an UNPROVED god. My God is PROVED by the Holy Bible and by the relationship I have with his son, Jesus Christ! Sorry to destroy your thought. But it’s not true.

  7. Leatha says

    How Amazing. I just look at my life and know Jesus is the creator and the one who sustains me – the one who holds all things together. I need to be completely connected to him.

    When I walked away from God at a very young age I was angry
    for the life he chose for me and that I was living. I could not fathom how he would let me, a child, suffer so much in my alcoholic family. I ran in the opposite direction and he let me. But today, I see his Love and Mercy and how he stays connected to me in spite of my self and the bad choices. He saved me from fatal death. I am so truly grateful. He is the great I Am, the Beginning and the End. He completes me, and so I am a witness to being linked to him even in my worst state. And this is a fact. Thanks for the info. God Bless.

  8. Cathi says

    This is absolutely awesome to know, that you know, that you know!!! It just excites me to know that the only truth that we have is is the Word of God. and that science is really finding that out to be! God is so powerful and awesome!! My friend and I are trying to get the word out ot every one about this incredible finding!!

  9. Brinda says

    This just makes my faith stronger I always new God and his son Jesus.I’ve always felt when god looked down on me at birth he said this child shall truly be blessed,and I have.Not that my lifes been perfect but at my lowest points in life some how I knew God was right there with me to help me and hold me ,sometimes even to carry me.Because if not I would not have made it many times so, Praise God and his precious son Jesus, thank you Lord and Father of all living things in the name of Jesus, Amen.

  10. Justina osei says

    I just listened to a sermon about the glory of God and i hear laminin and its awesome. Its the protein cohesion molecule that holds all our cells together and its in the shape of a cross. It means even in creation, God means to tell us that He holds us.

  11. capry says

    When my mom told me this I was in shook but now that I’m seeing this I am really amazed and thankful that I serve an awesome GOD!

  12. Verina says

    I first heard about Laminin in Catechism. It made me think about many things we take for granted, but especially about abortions. I as a midwife, have always believed in freedom of choice when it came to the subject of abortion. After learning about Laminin, my mind is forever changed. Who gave us the right to undo what God had started… AND DESTROY HIS CROSS IN THE BODIES OF THE UNBORN CREATIONS OF GOD?

  13. Lisa says

    Glory be to God He is great, wonderful, He is ALL we need in our lives. If you do noth believe in this miracle, ask the Lord to give you faith, He will do it and your live will change for ever.

  14. Lucinda Rodriguez says

    My name is lucinda and i have a youth group today and i was wondering if anyone have any question that can help tell the high school kids.

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