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They Cannot be Counted 

My husband planted some sunflower seeds this spring and we are now enjoying the 'harvest'. 
Studying the sunflower is a very interesting lesson in mathematics. 
Nature has a fascinating numbering system that follows what is called Fibonacci numbers.
  Fibonacci is a sequence of numbers where each number
 is the sum of the two previous numbers  -  1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21 etc.   
This order is found in the leaf arrangement in plants, 
in the pattern of florets of a flower, 
the brats of a pine cone, 
or the scales of a pineapple,
 as well as in the spirals of the sunflower seeds.  
Our universe is founded on mathematics -  God counts and patterns 
all the details of His physical creation  
-  and we know He even counts the hair on our head and the stars in the sky.
 But did you know there is something that cannot be numbered
 and does not follow a pattern or 'order' ? 

God's thoughts toward us cannot be counted! 

Our hearts are warmed when we meet someone who greets us with a smile and the words ... 
"Oh, I was thinking about you!"
We so easily feel that God is far away and 'busy' with people and things
 that are more important than we are. 
And yet, God says  that we could never count His thoughts toward us ...
and they are so personal to each of us that they could never be put in any pattern or order. 

  Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works 
Which You have done; 
And Your thoughts toward us 
Cannot be recounted to You in order; 
If I would declare and speak of them, 
They are more than can be numbered. 


  1. Love this! It is so interesting to ponder.

  2. Thanks for this inspiration of our loving God. His thoughts cannot be numbered♥ Beautifully written.


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