Oh no it is Friday the 13th! What shall I do, stay in bed all day and don’t do anything. Some people believe 13 is a number of bad luck. There are hotels without a room number 13 or even a 13th floor. At a naval trainings camp I discovered there was now training sloop number 13. The numbering went from 12 to 14. Some people don’t want to be in a party of 13 persons. It has to be 12 or 14.
When the 13th day of a month is on a Friday it is even worse for some people. They think Friday 13th is a day of bad luck. Only a few weddings take place. People don’t move to another house. Buy a house or sign a new contract. You don’t visit a doctor or dentist on that day.
Not every one thinks about 13 as a number of bad luck. Look at the United States of America. They started with 13 states. When you look at the Seal of the USA. You see 13 stars of glory above the eagle’s head, 13 stripes on the shield. One talon contains 13 arrows and the other talon contains an olive branch with 13 leaves and 13 olives. The number 13 pointing to the first 13 states.
Some time ago my sister had her 39th birthday. She sent invitations with the text. On Friday 13th I will become 3 x 13. You are all invited, who dares to come and celebrate with me. It was a great birthday party. My great and beloved wife was born on the 13th.
Did you know, the people of Israel walked around the city of Jericho 13 times. Then the city walls were tumbling down. (Joshua 6). Because of the intercession of Queen Esther, the people of Israel were allowed to defend themselves against their attackers on the 13th of the 12th month. Jesus choose 12 disciples and they traveled as a company of 13.
To me, Friday 13th is a new day created by God. I am looking forward what He is going to do on this glorious day.