Perspective – The 10,000’s

Has a number ever gotten into your head? For some unknown reason the number 10,000 has been swirling around in mine. Are you aware that a “Myriad of Angels” is considered to be 10,000 angels?
I can imagine you shaking your head wondering where this post is going.

“Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.”
Revelation 5:11

Myriad – 10,000 (from greek ‘murioi’)

Angelic space jpg

Another of my 10,000’s is a decades old remembrance of people in my grandparent’s generation saying  when they arrived in heaven they would spend 10,000 years at Jesus’ feet. Well, let me tell you, I loved Jesus, but my pre-teen brain immediately reared up in a contrary attitude when I heard that remark. There was no way I could ever do anything for so long. Now, at 56, imagining myself in the presence of Jesus, sitting at his feet eon after eon, fills me with rapturous joy.

I like Thomas Edison’s attitude of perseverance as he worked toward  making our lives better.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
~Thomas A. Edison

Another great 10,000 is the study that concluded 10,000 hours of practice often means excellence in your chosen field.

A 10,000 I love is the song, “He Could Have Called 10,000 Angels.” Searching for a sample of  the tune to embed in this blog post I found this lovely Bluegrass rendition on Youtube.

This terrific song, along with others can be found at Jill Mason and Heartland

7 thoughts on “Perspective – The 10,000’s

  1. I can not thank you enough for this post…
    it was for me, a trip down memory lane…
    I tried to focus on the Great hings GOD has done for me, but the sadness still remains…I’m deaf thanks to cancer, I can no longer use what little voice I have because of cancer….
    But GOD brought us together as friends for he knew that I would need a friend AND my wonderful wife at times like this…

    GOD Bless you my friend, for though you have not been here in person, you have always been there for me in spirit…

    Thank you for being the LADY you are….
    The friend you have always been,
    and the wise Ancient One I know you will always be.

    F/N:
    In Chinese philosophy, as well as in Chinese life in general, to call someone “an ancient One” or “The Ancient One” is considered a great form of respect & admiration. it has very little, if anything at all, to do with one’s age.

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    1. Hi James, Thanks so much for stopping by…I have missed you! I’m hoping all is well with you. Good thoughts and blessings are sent your way today on the wings of a prayer. God bless you my friend. 🙂

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      1. Everything here is ok..
        was in the hospital(again) for pneumonia, about 2 weeks prior, I was coming off the bus(public transportation bus)
        and as the rain fell like a mini monsoon, I tripped & fell…broke my keecap in 2 places& ripped up my right arm…God I hate braces that don’t allow you to walk correctly….truth be told, I hate braces period.

        From that I’m healing….ever so slowly…ever tried to take a shower & not put ANY weight on 1 leg? to say the least, it’s an adventure…

        Debbie wants me to use her walker to get around, but mentally, I’m just not ready to do that….in my mind it means I’m giving up…and I’m a far cry from doing that.
        So in the mean time, I sit at my computer & do research on things I know nothing about(Quantum Energy)….play online games, & just about anything else to keep my mind busy…otherwise I sleep. sometimes 2 hours, sometime 2 minutes…

        It’s just really depressing that I can not do much of anything…but then again, I’m a weeble….
        weebles wobble but they don’t fall down….

        Thank you again for being the LADY you are and the friend you have been to me.

        May GOD Bless you & yours always.

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