Sunday, March 16, 2008

3-16-08: A Coincidence?

Continuing on the holiday theme, let me just share with you a bit of an odd observation that I literally just had.

Today is Palm Sunday, which for Christians is a pretty big deal. It's the start of the Holy week of Easter, which includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and of course Easter Sunday is just a week away now. But it's also the earliest that Palm Sunday has been in something like 98 years. AND... if you notice the date: 3/16/08.

3/16/08. 3/16. John 3:16. The most frequently quoted verse in the entire Holy Bible. People has held signs saying "John 3:16" for decades at ball games. It's seen all over the place. For those of you who need a quick refresher on the verse, here it is (from the King James version):

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

It's probably the most powerful verse in the Holy Bible, which leads to it's frequent quotations. Isn't it then quite fitting that the earliest Easter in almost 100 years starts its week with such a date...

Happy Easter.

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