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When Math Doesn’t Add Up

Here are some amazing spiritual math and science facts:

1 + 1 + 1 = 3   when it’s the Trinity.  God is three in one!  No, we can’t figure it out but God is not limited by the math He invented for us to make sense of our  little world.  I delight in worshiping a God who is great beyond my understanding Smile.

2 wrongs don’t make 1 right.  It’s not like multiplying two negative numbers which gives us a positive. 
For example, 1 unintended pregnancy + 1 abortion does NOT equal one “right.”  (No one has the “right” to kill a baby—including his/her mother!)

Gravity (physical law) always pulls us down.  But glory lifts us upward. Our body is temporal; it has to stay on this earth whether we’re alive or dead.   Our spirit can receive God’s never-ending life that give us supernatural power during this life and eternal hope beyond the grave—a life with no limits, only pure joy. 

The second law of thermodynamics says (in layman’s terms) that things inevitably run down.  But God’s kingdom is gaining power and increasing. I’ve been enjoying the book of Acts in the Bible, the story of the irrepressible power of God’s message to spread all over the world and change lives.  God is building His kingdom, and neither human or superhuman powers can stop it until finally a trumpet will sound and the announcement will be made:

“The kingdom of the world has become
     the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,
          and he will rule as king forever and ever.”
                 (Revelation 11:15)

A hole in the bottom of the sea

When we were kids on a long car trip, sometimes we’d sing “There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea” to pass the time.  And Mom would join in (or maybe she was leading it!) from the front seat. The plot of the song is sort of Seuss-esque:

There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea…
There’s a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea…
There’s a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea…
There’s a frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea…
There’s a wart on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole…
There’s a hair on the wart….
There’s a flea on the hair…
There’s a leg on the flea…

And so on, as far as your imagination (and the length of the trip) will take you.

This endless chaining reminds me of scientists’ endless discovery of layer upon layer of wonders in outer space, in the cell and whatever other frontiers they may explore.  If the things they’ve found are fascinating, think how much more spectacular are the things yet to be discovered—smaller, farther, more intricate.  These are the Creator’s masterpieces, and I’m looking forward to learning about all of them in the real life beyond this one.

But there’s something more astounding than all of this:  My Creator knows and loves me personally and has gone to great expense to make me his friend.  Amazing indeed!

The Wonder of It All (by George Beverly Shea)

There’s the wonder of sunset at evening,
The wonder as sunrise I see;
But the wonder of wonders that thrills my soul
Is the wonder that God loves me.

O, the wonder of it all! The wonder of it all!
Just to think that God loves me.

There’s the wonder of springtime and harvest,
The sky, the stars, the sun;
But the wonder of wonders that thrills my soul
Is a wonder that’s only begun.

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