For as long as Earth lasts, planting and harvest, cold and heat, Summer and winter, day and night will never stop." Genesis 8:22 (TM)
God is a God of detail and order. There is a symmetry to this universe He’s created and the life we live in it. Last semester Taylor was struggling with math and was trying to decide whether or not she should drop the class. Part of her reasoning was that she’s planning to study "art" and "you don’t need math for that." Nice try, Slick. Math is like the story of Jonah – no matter how hard you try to run from it you are going to run into it. Math is everywhere – even in art. God is a God of order and math is understanding the order and design of His universe (admittedly, I didn’t get it at her age either).
Even though I’m a right-brained creative type like Taylor, I’ve come to appreciate the need for order and symmetry in my life. I need a consistent schedule so my body has rest, my mind has some order, and my spirit doesn’t feel so chaotic. I need to understand the changing of the seasons and how it affects my body, my mind, my mood – and how it affects those around me. I need a list. I need a chapter-a-day and a call from my friend, Kevin. The symmetry, the consistency, the order – bring me into harmony with God’s creation.