Well, today is September 9, 2009, 9/9/09. I haven’t heard much talk about it. Interesting, because we know that if 9 was considered an “unlucky” number, it would be all over the news.
What does a good Christian like me care about numerology, anyway? The fact is, numbers carry a lot of signficance in the Bible. You don’t get far in your Christian journey before learning that numbers like 3, 7, and 40 have a great deal of significnce. They are more than just numbers.
Well, if those numbers have symbolic meaning, it stands to reason that all the others mean something, too.
Many of the same people who teach us that the number 7 represents perfection or completeness say that the number 9 stands for compassion, wisdom, and forgiveness.
The day seems pretty harmless to me. It’s just as silly to get all holy-roller dogmatic and bent out of shape over numerology as it is to buy into it too much. But don’t front like you don’t believe in it if on some level, you really do.
“Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good.” –Jeremiah 10:5