Should We Be Surprised?

Mathematical Modeling of Physical Phenomena

Psalm 8:3-4 NIV

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

Genesis 1:31 NIV

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Wow!  Look at that!  How amazing that mathematical equations can be effective at modeling the physical world.  But is it truly amazing?  If we believe that God created order out of something formless and empty, then what is surprising about finding order in our world? 

Maybe we should be surprised (but also grateful) that God included people in His creation who are able to appreciate the beauty of his world.  However, we should not be so arrogant that we think our mathematical models can capture the entire essence of His complex creation. 

We are told that now we know in part, a poor reflection; but then we shall know fully! What will be amazing is knowing fully at the time of Christ's return.