The closest I ever came to being superstitious was that summer when—I swear I ran over the same garden snake every Saturday. I named him Lucky.
But evidently, some people really are superstitious. 17 to 21 million Americans are afraid of Friday the 13th, and would you believe businesses lose almost a billion dollars in business on this day? Brace yourself, Mr. Trump: year 2012 has three of ‘em.
What’s all the hubbub, Bub? Well, 12 signified completeness (12 months/hours/tribes/apostles), and then 13 upset the applecart. And there are Black Friday disasters and stock market crashes, and our Lord’s crucifixion. But this 200-year fable needs to die: how about we do the Economy a favor and go back to picking Mondays to not get out of bed?
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Numbers are numbers, and days are days;
They have no bearing whether you go or stay.
Just get in the car and go on your way—
Fear God Almighty, and don’t go astray.= – = Prov. 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the Lord. Romans 8:28 God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love Him and are the called according to His purpose.
God is in SOVEREIGN. There is absolutely nothing that happens in the universe that is outside of God’s control. He made all things, and is above and before all things. He’s everywhere, knows everything, and can do anything. With God, nothing is impossible.
I don’t count on fortune, luck, chance, or the Force. I count on HIM.
I also believe there are spiritual forces—those on God’s side, and those that are evil. So—as usual—I pray for protection, providence, and peace.
In the meantime, I’ve walked under ladders, ignored black cats, and I don’t cross my fingers, ‘cause it hurts! And why would anybody open an umbrella indoors? Rabbit’s feet, wishbones, and broken mirrors are just gross. I only knock on wood if it’s a door, and only pick up pennies because they’re free cash. And I’ve played enough cards to know first-hand—there’s no such thing as beginner’s luck.
LUCK: one aspect of behavior modification I’m thankful not to factor in. …I have enough trouble just matching up my socks.