Monday, March 14, 2016

The Infinite Pi and the One Who Created It

Today is 3.14.16. For math lovers everywhere, it's known as Pi Day.

In case you've forgotten your high school geometry, Pi, is a mathematical constant, also known as Archimedes constant. It's the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi = C/d  (circumference divided by diameter). The area of a circle can be determined by multiplying the constant Pi (3.14....) by the square of the radius of the circle. 

Pi is an "irrational" number. It can't be expressed as the product of a fraction and, as a result, it has an infinite number of digits. It's been calculated to a million digits so far, and no repeated sequence has ever been found. 

It's infinite and it can't be completely defined, but we are completely dependent upon the truth within it. Pi is fascinating because of its mathematical properties, but it fascinates me most because it reminds me so much of God.

No human could devise Pi. No human did devise Pi. 

What's odd to me is that we have no problem believing in the existence of the Pi ratio, yet people struggle with believing in the existence of God. 

All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. John 1:3 nasb

Pi exists. 

It's one of those "wonders of the universe" that we will never completely understand this side of eternity. One day, though, we will stand in the presence of the One who created everything that has come into being, including Pi. 

"For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known." 1 Corinthians 13"12 nasb

We don't understand it all now, but one day, we will. Until then, I'm acknowledging Pi and putting my faith in the One who created it.