Tell About Jesus With Geometry


 I sat at the table, my geometry work spread out before me. The angles were driving me crazy, and I just needed a break. I glanced at my work assignment and saw how they'd made a polyhedra (three dimensional figure) out of a piece of paper cut out in the shape of a cross and folded into a cube.


I needed a break. I grabbed my scissors and, following what they'd done, but not taking all the time to measure it out, I cut out the cross shape.


Now I found myself with the cross-shaped paper. I folded the edges so that it'd be ready to fold up into a square.


I realized that it really was a cross. I mean, yeah, I knew it was a cross shape, but it hadn't really thought about it as in Jesus died on a cross. I tilted my head and smiled at it.


How does any of this have to do with how to tell people about Christ through geometry? See it this way. We all have our sins, which we carry around with us, and make us feel heavy with our sins and our burdens. The box represents our sins that we carry around with us every single day.

But when we let go of our sins and find Jesus, our sins are taken away, like when the box is open. We see that the box is made of a cross, showing that we are now in the image of Christ as we are remade; we are free from our sins, having let them go and out of the box. The cross represents Jesus, and how He now lives in us.

The cutout represents God in heaven and how we were taken out of His image. But only when we let our sins go (repent) can we see how we really are made in His image. 

 Geometry might not seem like the likely place to tell someone about Jesus, but who knows? You might just be surprised. :)

*If you must know, part of this story is fictional. Like... I don't think I smiled and tilted my head. More like, "IT'S A CROSS! THAT'S SO COOL!" :)

8 comments:

  1. I. LOVE. THIS. IDEA!!!!!
    the end. :p

    Hope you're having a great day, Anna. :)
    xox

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  2. This is AMAZING!!! That's such an awesome idea!!!! You are SO smart!!!! I think I might share this with my small group at church, if that's okay with you :)

    stay flawless,
    xoxo Molly

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  3. Oh. My. Word. Love! Love! Love! This is amazing!

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  4. Makes you think of math a whole 'nother way. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love this, too!

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  6. Such a good idea! :)

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  7. Love this =) And your new blog design is cool! It looks really professional!

    Question:
    How do you like get pictures in your letters like that?

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