Sunday, October 10, 2010


Today is 10-10-10 and how perfect that it falls on a Sabbath. The number ten represents a "whole or complete unit existing within a greater whole." There are 10 commandments, we pay 10 percent tithing, there were 10 plagues in Egypt, there are 10 Lost tribes and each of these things while being a complete "thing" are also a part of a larger thing. Another way to put it is that 10 symbolizes "a whole part, but not the whole itself."

The Sabbath is a whole thing, a sanctified, holy day. But it is only a part of the week. But it is from this part of the week that we gain the peace and power to make it through the rest of the week.

(The qutoes are taken from Alonzo Gaskill's book, The Lost Language of Symbolism, pp. 132-133).

1 comment:

Wendi said...

This was interesting. Thanks for sharing those examples. Happy Sabbath! :)