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1+1 = GOD – Dec. 8th

December 7, 2012

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1

What if we lived in a world where 1 + 1 did not equal 2? What if you could never be confident in the sum really being equal to two. What if we could not rely upon the observations of the world around us?

We could not know anything with confidence.

Einstein’s theory of relativity states that everything is relative to the observer. The consequence of this theory is that the sum of 1 + 1 for one person might not be the same as for another person. The sum depends upon what is going on with each person. If you’re in a car speeding along at 60 mph and pass another car going 40 mph, then that car will look like it is going 20 mph to you.  However, that car will look like it is going 40 mph to a person alongside the road.  The appearance of the speed of the car is relative to the observer.general-theory-relativity

The theory of relativity can be ignored in our daily lives because we are all hurling through space at the same speed, on the same planet. This very special case allows us to look at the world around us and with confidence know that 1 + 1 does actually equal 2.

Consider what a blessing God has given us in just this one aspect of creation. God could have created a world where Newton’s elegant law, F=ma, did not apply.  Our world could have been dominated by the uncertainty of the general theory of relativity.  I am not really sure what that would have looked like, since this world is all I have ever known.  However, we are told that God is outside of time. That means that God is outside the realm of Newton’s laws and the general theory of relativity, for that matter. So, there is a reality that we cannot even comprehend; physics laws that are beyond us. It is a place where our math does not work.

Therefore, God made this world different than His realm. Why? Why would God create this world in a manner that we can rely upon 1+1  actually and consistently equalling 2?

To declare his glory; to proclaim his handiwork.  It is necessary for us created beings to be placed in a world where math works.  It is necessary for math to work for us to even begin to make sense of what the heavens are telling.  A world in which 1 + 1 always equals 2 is a world within which we can look at the sky and see his handiwork.  That is an incredible blessing that we daily overlook. Just consider all the aspects of this creation that may exist, which we may never even know about that allows us to know God. It is staggering to consider.

God’s glory and handiwork is all around us if we just take the time to look. It is even in the fact that 1 + 1 = 2.

PRAYER: Lord – I am astonded by the works of your hand.  I know that I get so preoccupied with my daily life that I miss so much of what you have displayed around me. You are great and greatly to be praised.  Thank you for making me and making a world in which I can see and know your handiwork and glory.    Amen

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5 comments

  1. A friend pointed out:

    In the human body, every molecule serves the purpose of maintaining a person’s life – with one exception. In a woman’s body, there is one portion of her anatomy that does nothing at all to serve her needs: her womb. It does nothing to sustain her, but actually draws on her resources. Its purpose is to create a safe haven for the development of ANOTHER life, a life which communicates with her yet is separate from her. She rejoices when this portion of her anatomy is in use and anxiously awaits the day when the life it has sheltered will emerge and be in full communication with her.

    In the same way, within His heavenly realm (every atom of which exists to proclaim Yah’s Glory) YHVH has graciously SET APART a tiny portion of His own realm, to act as a ‘womb’ of sorts. It does nothing to sustain Him, but rather draws on His resources. It is designed to nurture and grow US into beings who can be in full communication with Him.

    Abba has given us so many beautiful ‘pictures’ of His love for us!


  2. Reblogged this on A DEVOTED LIFE.


  3. This one stopped in my tracks. That’s saying a lot; I was on my way to bed. It’s gloriously comforting to know that God is outside the sphere of time. This tiny pebble in a bubble, with a heater inside it and a heater above it, once, long ago, bounced the moon off it just so to capture it, in near perpetual orbit. You well praise Him, JD.


    • I am so glad this posted was an encouragement. We have an incredible God!
      JD


      • Unfortunately, for too many, quite literally, incredible. Substituting our judgment over His … a mistake … every time. God’s blessing you big-time, JD. Thanks. Miguel



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