Friday, May 13, 2005

Triskaidekaphobia

Certain times on the calendar, the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday. And today is that day! For those that fear the number 13, or the combination of that date also falling on a Friday, take heart....all your phobias and fears are worthless.

The history of this supposed fateful day is rooted in numerous places. One theory is it comes from a Norse myth where some god was murdered and the world went dark. Whatever. Or, some even tie it to Scripture....stating that Judas was the "13th" guest at the Last Supper...Christ was crucified on Friday. Even some biblical scholars believe that Adam and Eve were tempted with the forbidden fruit on Friday...and that Cain killed Abel on Friday the 13th.

On a happier note, my personal experience has been a very positive one on Fridays that land on the 13th day of the month. My first brand new car, which I custom ordered myself, rolled off the truck on Friday the 13th. Out of all the cars I've owned, that one has probably been the best vehicle I ever had. I accepted a job about 13 years ago (ooo, didn't see that one coming!) on Friday the 13th, and although I'm not still at that job, it has been the doorway for every other job I've had in the last 13 years.

If you are a triskaidekaphobe, someone who fears the number 13, put all your fears aside. A day of the week or a number on the calendar does not dictate your experiences. The Sovereign God who created all that we see and experience, is in control of your Fridays...and your Friday the 13th.

3 comments:

Cherie <> said...

Hi Rose :),

Apparently my friends had no superstitions about Friday the 13th. They got married yesterday :). I've personally never had a problem with that day either :). No superstitions for me!

Kevin said...

I too went to another wedding on friday last week...

i agree...God is sovereign over all days. even all the "friday the 13ths".

RosieBoo said...

Well, I didn't go to a wedding on Friday the 13th, but it was a good day, nonetheless!! I think it would be cool to get married on Friday the 13th....defy the world's view of superstitions!

Cherie, great picture of the wedding!