Am I the only one?
Today's date of 12-12-12 is my case in point.
I'm not a numerology guy. I don't think that different things collide simply because key numbers coalesce together. Yet, I do find these days odd.
I write or see the date on papers, checks, blog posts. I pen the numbers on journal entries, notes to friends and mention the oddness with family in conversations.
And I pause. Today is a very unusual day. There won't be one like it but once in a hundred years. For today's date - it's only happened 252 times over two millennia (that's around 730,000 days - for the geeks) in the western culture calendar so far, you know...
On 12-12-12 of the last century, Theodore Roosevelt was nursing his wounds from having failed in his attempt to regain the Presidency (as an independent).
December 12th, 1812 saw a fledgling nation in North America at war AGAIN with the empire that had agreed to its independence just 20+ years before.
And through the centuries it goes.
Each date making that generation stop and realize, if they'll REALLY take notice, that EVERY DAY is an odd and valuable day - each sunrise and sunset brings about a day that only the Lord could have made. In fact, the Holy Scriptures say that that THIS is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Am I glad? Are you glad?
As you sign things at work today, write checks for groceries or simply chat with friends about the oddity of 12-12-12, remember this: If it were your last day on earth (for surely it will be for many thousands of men, women and children) are you prepared for an eternity with Christ when the calendar page turns to 12-13-12 and beyond?
He is only a prayer away. Sure, it's long distance, but you can reverse the charges... he already paid the bill, anyway.