Y’all, I know I can be a tisch over the top at times.
But there are things that are worth getting THAT excited about. And π is one of them.
Several years ago I was looking for an illustration for the the amazingness of God as seen in unexpected places and was reacquainted with π.
It’s been a love fest ever since.
Saturday is going to be π Day of the Century! You know pi, the circumference of a circle divided by the diameter? And the answer is 3.14159, so March 14 is Pi Day. An obvious way to celebrate would be to make and eat pie. Like this:
As you dig around looking for you pie pan (this is hypothetical since I don’t really cook), think about this: circles are everywhere. Glance around you and notice how many you see. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Every single circle reflects God. How? In that pi it never repeat, never gets old, and never ever stops.
Every single circle.
One of the highlights of this π adventure has been the fun and amazing songs related to π. Here are my top three:
1. Want to hear π set to a catchy tune? This one will get your toes tapping and your heart humming. When I was teaching junior highers in China I played this more than five times one morning and can testify you can listen to it again and again this week to add to your π knowledge. Might I also add, if you’re like me, you think, yeah, yeah, I get it. Pi goes on forever. This song barely begins to scratch the surface on infinity. Listen to it and if it’s not your cup of tea, be grateful and marvel in God’s amazingness to create numerically. If you can see it, click here. And for you hard core math lovers, here is a version that goes on for an hour (for some of you this might be a taste of eternity in a bad way. Step along, we want math love this week!)
2. This is a stunning rendition of what π sounds like. Taking 1= do, 2= re, 3= mi, this is 3.1415926… set to music using the first 31 decimals. I’ll say it again, stunning. Before there was Bach or Beethoven, there was God, the Composer.
If you can’t see it, click here.
3. Name that tune: Pi Pi Mathematical Pi Three Point One Four One Five Nine (Thank you … you’ll be humming it all day!). If you can’t see it, click here.
Which song was your favorite? Did you see the Dance of the Sugar Pi Fairies?