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Topic: Measure (01/10/13)
I have always been comfortable with numbers, that’s why I’m an accountant. Every day I am given pages, filled with digits and sums, and it’s my job to make sense of them. Just one little zero can mean the difference between a good year and a bad one, and I like being the first to know.
Yet there are some things that you can never see coming. I never knew we were going to have a big earthquake. The year my world was shaken up, I had a lot of questions. Why us? Weren’t earthquakes just headliners in other countries? And when would things get back to normal? My flat had earthquake damage, my best friend moved away, and my childhood home was demolished.
I tried to understand. I knew all of the numbers, and could tell you exactly how big a tremor was to the point-one. But I still didn’t get it. Thirty-seven people died in that earthquake, people just like me. It was a really scary feeling when you realise that you don’t know how many days you have left, or what happens after that. I know it sounds terrible, but I had come to my last resort: God. So I took a look at his book.
It seems that God’s favourite number is seven, he created the whole world in that many days. And he knows the exact number of hairs on my head, even I don’t know that! I could believe all this, until I read a little further. God says that his love for us is without measure, and that we can live with him in heaven, forever. Is that even possible? Just thinking about infinity, I got to thinking it was a very important decision to make. Eventually I came to trust the God who is in control, who knows all the numbers. Now I feel truly safe, and it’s wonderful. I think I know what my new favourite number is.
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