Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sevens, Tuesday Afternoon Musings

(Taken in 1917)
My dad's uncle pictured with his seven son's- one died shortly after birth, so there would of been eight. Still, there were six girls! Now, my dad had seven sisters and was the oldest of ten. I am the youngest of seven and my husband now is the oldest of seven.
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven stages
What about your family..any interesting order besides seven?

There are so many references to seven, especially in the Bible..(over 700 times as a matter of fact) promises, angels-(appearances),  trees, sons, candelsticks, and generations.. which I've always felt were intriguing.

In the creative works of God, seven completes the colors of the spectrum and rainbow, and satisfies in music the notes of the scale. In each of these the eighth is only a repetition of the first. (a great number of spiritual perfection) 
Any thoughts?
The Hebrew, seven is (shevah). It is from the root (savah), to be full or satisfied, have enough of. Hence the meaning of the word "seven" is dominated by this root, for on the seventh day God rested from the work of Creation.
The word ‘Sabbath’, however, does not mean ‘seventh’; it means ‘rest’. Seven sees a completeness; eight means that God begins again upon something that has been completed. His new beginning is out from something finished—God proceeds from completion. That is Christianity: it rests upon something finished, and that something finished is God’s rest, God’s satisfaction. He begins everything from that point.
T. A.Sparks~ (The Octave of Redemption)


The Write Girl said...

I really enjoyed your spiritual insights Regina. I hope your dad has a happy birthday. You come from quite a large family!!

Ginny said...

I was just listening the other day to a sermon about the number seven being perfecion. But your post explains it better! The new fuzzy header is wild!

Joyful said...

Wow! That's a lot of sevens in your family...so significant. Thanks for the interesting post on sevens. For some reason, I've always felt 7 is my number. I don't know why. Perhaps it is a spiritual thing but it is unconscious on my part how I came to like the number 7. xx

Rose said...

This is very inspiring and profound. Love it!

rainfield61 said...

I maybe a wonder to be the seventh child of my parents.

I start to think so.

Yes, I am.

Anzu said...

They all looks tender and noble, and quite similar to one another.
It's a precious picture for your family. Wonderful!

Sandra said...

Now that is a very large family. and i LOVE the header feathers.

Leenie said...

A handsome group of men in that first picture. I wonder if it was as much of a chore to get them all in one place, all dressed up and in some kind of pleasant mood--as it is for most family group photos. ;)

Interesting set of sevens and thanks for the info on the Hebrew meanings of those numbers. Very enlightening.

Amin said...


Amin said...

How are You?!

Amin said...

Very interesting post!

Amin said...

I agree with You about seven.

Amin said...

Beautiful old photo!

Amin said...

Very interesting and beautiful header.

Amin said...

Dear Friend!
Do You want to increase the traffic of Your blog?!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I might be encouraging something here..but in the order of last to first:
Amin, I suppose traffic isn't a bad idea..but, I'm having trouble keeping up as it is!
Thank you- its a feather
Yes, its a very old photo- my dad was just one year old when this was taken.
Seven is significant isn't it! How many in your family or tribe?
I'm not fine- at all!

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi Regina, my goodness what a family of families!
Nothing so extraordinary here. We have seven children, two boys, five girls. In Oz, we're a bit out of the ordinary, big families are rare.
Enjoyed looking at all your photos...exceptional views of your land and life.
God bless,

Amin said...

I am sorry that You were not fine.

Amin said...

I have seven uncles.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi there Eaton..four boys and three girls in my family..the seven sisters or seven boys does amaze me though!!
Oh wow..thank you for sharing that Amin.
I understand you enough..that's ok- don't worry about anything!! Thanks for the concern too!!

Amin said...

Thank YOU!

Bananazஇ said...

Magnificent 7s...~;).

Let's be perfectly clear- the war on free speech is spiritual!