11:11 IMHO

God is a God of numbers. He created them. They are purposeful. Do you ever find yourself looking at the clock and it is exactly 11:11? It happens to me all the time. In fact, there is a whole group of people out there who have tried to determine the meaning of this odd yet widespread phenomenon. Here is my take on it.
Numbers have significant meaning all over the Bible. A few that I am sure you will understand are the following: 40, 7, 666, 1000. These are just several of the many numeric symbols that are found throughout Scripture. The number 1 relates to God is One. The number 11 or 11:11 is not something that is referenced in Scripture, so here is where I am purely speculating, so please indulge me in this little slice of “smile time.” For me, whenever I see the clock and it reads 1:11 or 11:11 my heart smiles, I smile. If anyone is near my I scream “Eleven eleven! Eleven eleven!” Most people think I am nuts but I love it. Why? Because all I see is God. For that brief moment, God reminds me to look up. I see those little numbers as little arrows all pointing up. I see those little number 1’s all in a row as God’s army and am reminded of my purpose on this earth. I see the number 1 and remember this world and our existence is not about me but is fully and completely about the 1 who died for us. Jesus. I see those 1’s and am reminded that God is ONE. The Alpha and Omega. God IS. So, the next time you look at your clock and see those numbers, take a moment to praise God for his perfect timing and his grace and mercy on you. I view it as a God “wink” telling me I am on track. It is like when I wink at my kid as a private visual “hug” so he knows I am watching him. He loves that. I love it too when my amazingly powerful and all-knowing Dad gives me this little smile from Heaven.

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