My friend, may I ask you a question? When you look at the world God has created around us, in all of its awe-inspiring beauty, do you see the hand of God in its creation? Do you believe that He created it with the precision and intricacy of a math we can’t even compute? Is to know God we must recognize he knew HIS math?
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 OK. 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 Noname Creek 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 and had a 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.
When you look at the world God has created around us, it’s simply awe-inspiring to know that God knew HIS math.
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 a miniscule measure, 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!
And it’s not just that God did the math. He’s not just a supernatural genius. He made it look easy. The Psalms say that he breathed and the stars were created. Do you get that? 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 to the Almighty. Comforting, isn’t it?
We pray. Heavenly Father, You are the God of the universe that no man can deny since You have written the proof in every man’s heart. The universe depends upon Your care, You maintenance and grace, else there would be no existence beneath Your transcendent power. We thank and praise You Father that You have willing this wonderful and extraordinary universe into existence for Your please and our dwelling place. Forgive us Father when we attribute any of this to chance or evolution. The universe is Yours and it belongs to You. Continue to hold it in the transcendent power of Your hands. We ask this in Jesus name. 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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