|An infinitely beautiful sunset - |
posted here so that your brain may rest
between colliding infinitely infinite thoughts.
I (vaguely) remember a discussion about how the radius of a circle determined the size of the circle. Mr. Draper went on to explain that the radius was the same measurement all the way around a circle and that you could find out how big the circle was if you knew how long the radius was.
Being totally right brained even back then, and having brushed up against the concept of infinite distances in space - I blurted out the first thought that came to my mind: "But what if the radius is infinite?"
"Ah," he responded without a pause, "then you would have Euclidean Geometry."
Now, umpty-ump years later I am hear to tell you that today was the first time I ever looked up Euclidean Geometry. To me, it simply meant that there was infinite stuff in math that would make circles (oh - and maybe squares) so big that they could reach out to space and touch that star - way out there.
Today, I know oh so much more. Yeah, well. Ummmm. Well, Euclidean Geometry... has a history. And it means a... *cough* lot of stuff. And all I can recall from what I just read is this little drawing on Wikipedia - but it says a lot about Euclidean Geometry.
Math people, I see your eyes rolling back in your head in despair - so with apologies to Euclid, let's just change the subject.
Infinity is something that only God *really* understands because He is the only one Who has always been. And that concept is too big for me to comprehend. I'm really grateful that God knew we would have a bit of trouble with that - so he slipped on human skin and came to earth to explain it to us. *whew* Thank you, Jesus.
Sometimes I feel like that little triangle. There are dotted lines that meet up somewhere - but they aren't always visible to me. So I pray - a lot. I know those lines bump into each other, because God always answers prayer. Always.
Okay - I hear someone saying, "But...", followed by a list of missing blessings.
I stand by what I said. God always answers prayer.
- He says "yes" and showers the blessings we ask for on us.
- He says "not yet" and asks us to wait for His timing. Then He pours out His blessings on us.
- He says "I have something better for you." and then He pours out favor and blessings and surprises that we could not have imagined - or even thought to ask for - all over us!
Anticipating some of those incredible blessings,