THE NUMBER 42

Today’s number is . . . 42.

42 is the answer to the meaning of life in the film “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”  I never fully understood why, but it was.  That was an odd movie, now wasn’t it?  I never read the book.  I don’t think I’d like it.

42 is a fantastic and fun domino game I enjoy playing.  It is a trick and trump game with count, but alas, not many people play it anymore so I pretty much only play on my iPad.

42 is the number of the Psalm that includes the metaphor, “As the deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.”  It is the text for one of the earliest praise and worship songs from the current praise and worship phenomena.  However, the best verse (and by best I mean my favorite) in the psalm is verse 7–“Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls.”

42 is one of the answers Siri, the iPhone 5 assistant, will give you if you ask her, “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.”  I counted 8 different answers before she finally kept repeating, “Don’t you have anything better to do?”  I would have never thought to ask Siri this had a Facebook friend not mentioned it.

42 is Jackie Robinson’s number, and the title of a really good movie about him.

42 is the number of generations in the lineage of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel.

42 decks are on the Enterprise D.  Make it so.

42, as of today, is the number of years I have drawn breath upon this wonderful planet and lived the blessing of life.  Soli Deo Gloria.

 

 

 

 

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