A Journey Through Inner Space


What would the typical living cell look like if enlarged to the size of New York City? Let’s take an imaginary journey through the cell.

As we approach the giant cell in our special ship, we would see breathtaking beauty, order and busyness within the cell. On the surface of the cell we see millions of openings stretching as far as the eye can see. Each one independently opens and closes, allowing materials to enter or leave the cell.

As we enter one of these vast portholes, we see an endless array of hallways leading in all directions. Some of these hallways lead to the cell’s memory banks in the nucleus. There, all the activities we are about to see are not only regulated but also checked by very fussy quality controllers. Other halls lead to giant processing plants, while still others lead to assembly plants within the cell. If we move along a giant hallway to one of these assembly plants, we will see marvelous organization. Raw materials, like those we saw entering the cell, are sent here for assembly. Robot like structures – really proteins – are working on the assembly line while other proteins, called enzymes, are supervising their work.

This view of the cell, provided by modern science, makes it even more difficult to believe that the cell, or any life, could have arisen from chance collisions of atoms. It is for this reason that several famous evolutionists have given up on the idea that chance and accident could have created life!

Matthew 6:25
“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I marvel at how You, the Instrument who created the living cell, became a living being Yourself for my salvation. Though I cannot understand such love, help me to never take Your gift of salvation for granted. Amen.

Notes: Image: HeLa cells stained with Hoechst (PD)

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