Have you ever thought about how our very ability to use math is an amazing gift? To start with, you’re able to read the numbers! Your eyes take in an image. Your brain turns that image right-side up, connecting it with what you’ve learned about the language of mathematics, and gives an interpretation. And all that happens automatically…and much faster than it takes us to describe it.
We don’t often think of the gift of being able to assimilate math, but it’s been on my mind a lot lately due to lingering post-concussion syndrome that’s made my brain not function as usual. I’m realizing in a fresh way how utterly reliant we are on God for even the brainpower to be able to learn and use math. We truly cannot do anything without His enabling.
Whether it’s grasping multiplication facts or algebra, your ability to learn (or teach) math is nothing short of an incredible gift. We are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made.
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalm 139:14 (KJV)
After having her own view of math transformed, Katherine has been researching, writing, and speaking on a biblical worldview of math for more than a decade. Her books on math and a biblical worldview have been used by individuals, homeschool groups, and Christian schools and colleges, and she recently finished a junior high math curriculum. Receive her free Math from a Biblical Worldview e-mail course at mathisnotneutral.com