Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The beauty of creation...

I am sure most of you have seen the awesomeness of God's hand in a wondrous sunset... or a delicate flower... but have you ever noticed the wonder of creation in numbers?  Math is the one subject that I have always had a love for. So, maybe my enjoyment of this has to do with the amazement I have.  But, there are so many amazing things about numbers that just point - once again-  to an amazing CREATOR! There have been several times in the middle of tutoring a student in math or teaching our homeschool math - that I have just had to say - "Isn't that amazing? That just proves we have an intelligent and awesome Creator."  Pascal's triangle, the Catalan numbers, the idea that numbers go on for infinity, and  even the nine times table... which is what brought you this rather "off the wall" post.  The twins and I were reciting the nine times table just a few minutes ago - do you realize that in the nine times table all of the digits in the answers will add up to 9? (except for 11X9=99 but even that one has a nine in it)  That is just so really amazing to me.  I feel like all of the "awe" inspiring things about math - are just giving me tiny glimpses of my God.  His "order" in everything. Like Corinthians says, "For now we see through a glass darkly..."  I can't wait for our limitations to be removed - if we are just getting small glimpses of his absolutely amazing awesome wonderfulness :) now... just think how "amazed" we will be when we can see "face to face." How can such absolute order in our universe be explained by a "Bi*g Bang" or any other accidental type beginning.  This was no accident - every bit and piece fashioned together with a purpose and an order... and even something as humble and "hidden" as numbers are here to GIVE HIM GLORY!

"Psalm 19:1-3 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."

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  1. neat post and way to think of math and God :-)
    just dropped by to see if you decided to do the Friday Follow? i opted out this time - it's fun but it does take up some time and i just don't have it to spare this weekend! if you look at my blogroll, though, there are several participating so you shouldn't have any trouble finding the info on one of their blogs - good luck with it!

  2. I'm not much of a math person, so I had never considered this perspective before...VERY interesting! Thanks for pointing that out!