08 August 2008

08.08.08.08.08

It's almost 8 in the morning on the 8th of August. There is nothing significant about the timing of today. But some sign-watching community may say otherwise.

It is Friday, so oh, maybe "TGIF, Thank God it's Friday" is a good thought. But 08.08.08... is that significant? I suppose if your birthday is today, it's a fun day. If you are living near Beijing today, the Olympics begin today. And that's probably why the Chinese chose the date for the Summer Olympics to begin.

On this date in history:

In 1945, the Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War II.

In 1963, Britain’s “Great Train Robbery” took place as thieves made off with 2.6 million pounds in banknotes.

In 1968, Richard M. Nixon was nominated for US president at the Republican national convention in Miami Beach, Fla.

In 1973, US Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew branded as “damned lies” reports he had taken kickbacks from government contracts in Maryland, and vowed not to resign — which he ended up doing.

In 1974, US President Richard Nixon resigned after all the exposure from Watergate and the commensurate scandal.

In 1978, the U.S. launched Pioneer Venus II, which carried scientific probes to study the atmosphere of Venus.

In 1994, Israel and Jordan opened the first road link between the two once-warring countries.

So if you look at 08.08 in history, some things of significance occurred.

But what about today? 08.08.08. Does it herald something of significance in your life?

Here's my 8 am observation. If you are ready, and willing, and have never done this before... why not make today the most significant day of your life, by asking God to forgive you of all your sins, once for all, and receive Y'shua, the Jewish messiah, as the sin-bearer, and be forgiven?

God loves you and wants to be in relationship with you. Our sins separate us from Him. He sent Y'shua to bridge that gap. Asking Jesus to be your Saviour and sin-bearer..that's the way over to the other side.

If you can, do it this morning in a few minutes. At 8:08. Or at 8:15 or at 8:30 or as soon as you read this. Now is the acceptable time. Now is the day of salvation.
Then 08.08.08 will be the best day of your (eternal) life.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

goodonya, mate, for this reminder of what's important.

Anonymous said...

jews and jesus...what a weird c ombo

Margaret Sch. said...

Try telling it to Mary that Jew and Jesus is a weird combo! Jesus is the most well-known Jew who ever walked the earth, I bet. How can it be weird to say that who He was and is was a "combination?"