Today is National Yellow Pig Day… so some fun facts about yellow pigs… hmmm… pigs are smarter than dogs… nothing specifically about yellow pigs… hold on a sec–Yellow Pig Day has nothing to do with PIGS?!? It’s about the number 17??? Huh?? So these two guys were basically studying how awesome the number 17 is, you know, it’s prime, if you add the first four prime numbers together you get 17 (2, 3, 5, 7). So for some reason, they came up with a mascot–a yellow pig who has 17 eyelashes, 17 toes, 17 teeth… and that’s why it’s called yellow pig day. So I guess a couple of fun facts about the number 17?? Did you know there’s a thing of being afraid of the number 17? It’s called heptadecaphobia. And in Italy number 17 is unlucky, but oddly enough (get it–oddly?) , oddly enough studies have shown that if you have to choose a number between 1-20, 17 is a very popular choice.
So for the number 17, let’s leave you with a bit of Psalm 17, which unfortunately does not have 17 verses.. but it’s awesome anyways.
I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. 7 Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings
Psalm 17: 6-8 (ERV)
Dear Lord, thank you for letting me call on you, and saving me. The fact that I am the apple of your eye blows my mind. Keep me safe in the shadow of your wings. Forgive my sins. Thank you. Amen.