Do the math?


My friend, may I ask you a question? When you look at the world God has created around us, it’s simply awe-inspiring to know that God knew HIS math. If fact isn’t it pretty obvious that God used mathematics well beyond any elementary level of understanding that we have to put the whole thing together?

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m Mark Brunner.


I’ve never been good at mathematics. When I was in school I didn’t worry about it much, thinking that a good knowledge of basic arithmetic was all I needed to get through life alright. It struck me the other day, however, that my despairing of math on a broader level was ill conceived. I was watching a concrete engineering company remove the old bridge over the stream behind our house. The demolition was precise as was the laying in of the new pilings and the installation of the steel girders. I watched the foreman of the crew doing the work painstakingly going over the engineering drawings. Out of curiosity I wandered over on a Saturday morning with the chance to ask him if I could see what he was looking at. Wow; parabolas, angles, percentages and trigonometry everywhere. I’m glad the person who drew up those plans had a deeper grasp of math than I did. It was in my best interests for that bridge to last well into the future. If it failed and the water piled up behind it, my property would be flooded.

When you look at the world God has created around us, it’s simply awe-inspiring to know that God knew HIS math. If fact it’s pretty obvious that God used mathematics well beyond any elementary level of understanding that we have to put the whole thing together.

Here’s a thought from Robert Stanley: Astronomers have found that the energy density of empty space must be precisely balanced to support the solar system. The fine-tuning necessary to keep the energy density of empty space at a constant so that we can live and breathe is represented by one part in a hundred million billion, billion, billion, billion, billion. That’s ten followed by 53 zeros. If the energy density of space were off by even that minuscule of an amount, life would cease to exist, as we know it. This is only one example of the multitude of individual physical and cosmological factors that all must work together to sustain life on earth. In fact the precision with which these factors must work together is one part in ten billion multiplied by itself one hundred and twenty three times. Experts say that you can’t even write that number down, since it would require more zeros than the number of elementary particles in the entire universe! (Source unknown)

And it’s not just that God did the math. He’s not just a supernatural genius; he made it look easy. Creation was effortless for God because he was always above and beyond it in the first place. When Albert Einstein was asked about the probability of chance causing a number this large he merely smiled and said that numbers like this are beyond possibility. The Psalms say that he breathed and the stars were created. Do you get that? God merely willing everything into a perfect existence that neither chance could cause nor human understanding conceive. Something so precise that we can’t even calculate it as numbers has been at work since the beginning of time. If God makes math look that easy, just think; taking care of you and I is probably not much of a real challenge for him. Comforting, isn’t it?

We pray. Heavenly Father, often we look at the world around us forgetting how perfect everything must have been in the beginning just to make it so. We call so many things awesome when, in fact, only you can be awesome? Forgive us Lord when take for granted the awesome world around us and the awesome God who preserves not only us, but everything in creation. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

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<markcbrunner@thispassingday.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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