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.”
Myriad – 10,000 (from greek ‘murioi’)
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