Tuesday, April 05, 2011

(lent) 17


number of years it took to build Germany's Neuschwanstein Castle (which was the inspiration for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle)

The 17-year locust has the longest cycle of development of any known insect.

the unlucky day of the month, when in a Friday, in Italy.

Former President Bill Clinton's dog Buddy was killed by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old girl.

name of a magazine aimed at teenage girls.

amount of steps that lead up to Sherlock Holmes' residence at 221B Baker Street.

Percentage at which a cow's saliva increases while grazing.

number of muscles in the human tongue.

number of clothes King Tutankhamen was wrapped in.

verse in Mark chapter 12 in which Jesus answers a trick question about allegiance (to Caesar or to God). "Then Jesus said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." And they were amazed at him."

random facts about the number 17.

there is no randomness in the actions of Christ... everything he did, said and taught cmae with a specific purpose... such as in verse 17 of Mark chapter 1: “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

He began his ministry asking people to 'follow Him'. that same invitation exists today.

What does it look like to follow Jesus? are you compelled to follow? you might get dirty feet. you might be called to sacrifice... but His way is the better way... for Jesus came to give us life and life to the fullest! (John 10:10)

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