Wednesday, December 12, 2012

God, You, & Luke 2: Day 12


Today's date has been a topic of conversation this year. The good luck/bad luck associated with such a combination of numbers is credible enough to some that they have planned major life events around it. Here's an example of one stat I found floating around on the internet.

According to a survey by David's Bridal, approximately 7,500 brides will tie the knot on December 12, 2012. To put things in perspective, that's a 1,446 percent increase from last year's un-special 12-12-11.

I anticipate fun, interesting comments and conversations both on social media and in person today. This is the last repeating date this century! This date is registering with people!

Which brings me to my second installment about how the word "register" hit me in Luke 2.

The registering we have in Luke 2 was demanded by the super power of the world then - Rome. Every person had to give an account of himself or herself to Rome for tax purposes.

As I was thinking about this accounting for each person's physical body that took place 2000 years ago, the Holy Spirit reminded me of another accounting of each person that is coming. It's not physical. It's a soul accounting to the one who made us. An ultimate accounting is coming, and thankfully, the Bible makes it plain how to be ready for it.

And 12-12-12 is the perfect day to contemplate the One who made us and to take account of our soul.

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