New York City
Ah! Night Life in New York City tonight was quite calm. The cold winds mixed with snow flakes flew violently unmindful of the 8 year old girl sitting besides her 56 year old grandma.
It was Battery Park, 23 acres in dimension. The park was used extensively during the US-British wars of 1812-1815, now remains an asylum for drug addicts and mafias.
Mrs. Anne was highly worried about Angel. She looked again at the IQ report in her hand.
Name: Ms. Angelica
Average IQ: 100
She was 70 points above the average!
According to doctors her right brain is much active as is her left brain. Her brain chronograph shows this fact clearly. Angel was unwilling to share how she thinks for a whole year. Anne was now determined to find out tonight what was bothering her grand daughter so much, and to give final spiritual advise to her grand daughter.
Few mobs looking very huge passed by. New York gangsters have increased beyond limits over the past few years. Of all the places, Anne had to choose Battery Park to talk with her grand daughter. Angel felt it was time to leave
"Grandma.... this is such a scary place... We need to leave now" Angel whispered
"Why on Earth would anyone harm a little girl and an old woman?" Anne said avoiding her Angel's eyes
"Ok… how long will we sit over here?" Angel rushed
"Ok…" Anne said calmly staring at pulses of snow flakes falling in front of them "I shall tell you…. The world…. The world is bothering me. I need to tell you something important"
Anne continued "Today I saw a sign. If I interpreted it correctly, you are going to immanetize the eschaton"
"Immanetize the eschaton? You mean bring God's rule on earth, as it is in heaven" Angel shot back immediately
Anne nodded "That is why it was instrumental that I bring you here"
"Why here of all places? If anything this place is so ungodly. Look at these thugs in every corner, I bet they are planning on how to snatch money from us" Angel whispered.
"That is the point" Anne laughed "To prove to you that devil exists too. Alcoholics, robbers!"
"Does God exist?" Angel shot an innocent question
"Don't you believe? You can see through a lump of flesh, and hear through weak bones... look at his creation!" Anne shot back
"Then why is there suffering and imperfection" Angel replied
"There is no suffering, if we, humans didn't have free will. Look at the doves, the parrots, the street dog, living and sleeping with nothing but God's earth" Anne replied
Angel was silent. Anne continued.
"God however, speaks to humans, not directly, but through signs, and inspiration" Anne said
"I don't understand, what signs?" Angel asked
"You will know over time" Anne responded
And then it happened. Angel was illuminated. She could see it, but she couldn't understand what she just saw. Her mouth was wide open.
"Grandma... this is scary indeed" she whispered.
"What happened" Anne panicked.
Angel showed her digital watch. The time was 9:23 AM. She then pointed to a dress worn by a lone beggar on the street. It had the number 23 behind. And then Angel pointed towards the lone car on the street, the license plate had the number BC023.
"BC grandma... B is the 2nd letter of the alphabet. C is the 3rd letter" Angel screamed "BC is 23!"
"This is synchronicity... "signs" as I was talking about" Anne responded being comforted that it isn't anything serious "God chose to show you something at this moment itself"
"But how is my watch, the beggar's shirt, and the cars license number connected? I see no logic?" Angel said bewildered
"God is not bound by logic!" Anne exclaimed "It is his way of showing that he has power over all things"
"But why the number 23?" Angel replied as she typed the number in her PDA search engine
"Maybe God is trying to point you towards something"
"Why doesn't he tell me directly?" Angel asked innocently
"Oh my God!" Angel exclaimed "Grandma see this..."
Angel showed her PDA.
Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes
The human biorhythm cycle is 23 days
It takes 23 seconds for blood to circulate through the human body.
The number of joints in the human arm is 23
The symbol for the 23rd element (Vanadium) is V (roman numeral 5). 2 plus 3 is 5
The axis of the planet Earth is 23.5 degrees again 2 plus 3 is five!
"Wow... that is interesting" Anne replied
"Here not just that... look at this" Angel flipped her PDA to the next page
Micheal Jordan wore the number 23
Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times
Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616
Two planes hit the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001: 9+11+2+0+0+1 = 23
"Now come on you are reading too much into this" Anne said snatching her PDA "Maybe just a coincidence"
"May be synchronicity" Angel smiled a cute one.
Anne hugged her
A brief silence endued. Anne broke it.
"Listen Angel... the reason I told you about all this is.... you have a very important future ahead of you... you are extra special due to the way you think, and your high I.Q..... and God gave you this ability to test you"
"To test me?" Angel asked
"He tests all of us. No matter what Angel, promise me that you will do your best to have faith in God and his numerous signs, and strive to do good to others!"
"I promise" Angel smiled
"Wow..." Angel yelled again
"What happened?" Anne asked
"Nothing... you will call me a mad one if I told you"
"Please tell... you are my grand daughter! I will never call my diddidums a mad girl" Anne said as she ticked Angel.
"Ok... I am 8 years old. 8 is 23. You are 56 years old. 5 and 6. 5 is 2+3, and 6 is 2x3" Angel said in a haze
"Wow... you do use your right brain a lot!" Anne laughed "Now lets get out of here!"
They packed their belongs and left thanking God for keeping them safe amidst a dangerous park.
Numbers 32:23 - Be sure your sin will find you out